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Re: symbolic evaluation

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  • Subject: [mg87003] Re: symbolic evaluation
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:18:37 -0500 (EST)

On 3/27/08 at 8:17 AM, sam at sam.com (news.east.cox.net) wrote:

>I'm using Mathematica 5.1 I want to evaluate a simple equation
>symbolically, such as 7x = 14. of course the answer should be x =
>14/7. I can't find a clear example on how to do this with a simple
>equation. Can anyone help me?

Use the help browser and look at the documentation for Solve.
This particular example would be done as:

Solve[7 x == 14, x]


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