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Re: symbolic evaluation

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  • Subject: [mg87062] Re: symbolic evaluation
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 01:18:52 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fsl267$g9p$>

p3aul wrote:

> Thank you all for your answers, but they all result in Mathematica "solving" the equation and giving the answer 2, which is not what I need. What I need is for Mathematica to transpose the formula giving as out put x = 14/7. I beginning to believe that mathematica can't do it because the designer didn't put that capability in it. This must be a hard concept for a computer to do. It just seems simple to me. What's wrong with "out[1]= {{x -> 14/2}}" Which output I can't seem to get.

You must have missed my previous reply. See

So, what about using HoldForm as in,

In[1]:= Reduce[7 x == HoldForm@14]


x == --


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