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Re: symbolic evaluation

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  • Subject: [mg86984] Re: symbolic evaluation
  • From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 03:15:00 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fsg6n1$j55$1@smc.vnet.net>

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?
> TIA
> Paul
> 
You will be glad to know that Mathematica can solve complicated 
equations of this sort:

Solve[7 x == 14]

(Note the double equals sign)

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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