Re: symbolic evaluation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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