       Re: how to find minimum value.

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• Subject: [mg94968] Re: [mg94945] how to find minimum value.
• From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
• Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 07:27:14 -0500 (EST)
• References: <200812311109.GAA13599@smc.vnet.net>

```Min[x /. Solve[x^2 + 3 x + 1 == 0]]

1/2 (-3 - Sqrt)

Bobby

On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 05:09:24 -0600, mssivava <mssivava at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>
> For instance, lets assume that we have an equation like
> a = Solve[x^2 + 3 x + 1 == 0]
>
> the solution gives 2 x values as
>
> {{x -> 1/2 (-3 - Sqrt)}, {x -> 1/2 (-3 + Sqrt)}}
>
> Which function can I use to find the min x? (Min[] or FindMimimum[] is
> not working)
>
> In my real question, I have more than 50 values. So I need to find a
> mathematica function to find the minimum value from 50 automatically.
>
> Thank you very much.
>

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DrMajorBob at longhorns.com

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