Re: How to solve this simple equation?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg87700] Re: [mg87659] How to solve this simple equation?*From*: "W_Craig Carter" <ccarter at mit.edu>*Date*: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 04:58:39 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200804150950.FAA24951@smc.vnet.net>

Hello Dino, It is a good strategy to look graphically before trying a numerical solution: Plot[{0.00324184/(2 + 2.78456 (1/y)^0.4), y}, {y, 0, .00005}, PlotRange -> {0, .00005}] FindRoot[0.00324184/(2 + 2.78456 (1/y)^0.4) == y, {y, .00001}] Of course, there may be other (and complex) solutions... Craig On Tue,Apr 15, 2008 at 5:50 AM, <dinodeblasio at gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, I am quite new user of mathematica, I'd like to solve or at > least find an optimal solution for the following equation: > > y = 0.00324184/(2 + 2.78456 (1/y)^0.4) > > Thanks for your collaboration. > Dino > > -- W. Craig Carter

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