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Re: Extracting the value from Solve

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  • 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
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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.)


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