Re: Extracting the value from Solve

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg85817] Re: Extracting the value from Solve*From*: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>*Date*: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 04:27:06 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: University of Bergen*References*: <fphcce$8c8$1@smc.vnet.net> <200802212307.SAA18536@smc.vnet.net> <fpm6k0$2ll$1@smc.vnet.net>

Matthias Bode wrote: > Hola Jens: > > "c) we have answered this several million times." - (I replied directly in > order not to "spam" the forum.) > > Given, that this question is really so frequent: > Couldn't it be possible that the manual ("THE BOOK") is not quite as > explicit as it ought to be on this particular topic? Actually this usage pattern is illustrated on the doc page of Solve[] ... It's also among very first examples in the Mathematica book (or the corresponding tutorial in v6) ... I don't think that this could be made any more prominent in the documentation. > (I made Lea Rebanks' experience with MATHEMATICA 2.x back in abt. 1992 - > _after_ having read the manual cover to cover.) > > (Lea Reabanks intention/objective was to obtain the number without ANY > parentheses.)

**References**:**Re: Extracting the value from Solve***From:*Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>