Re: Solve fails with this simple inequality problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115636] Re: Solve fails with this simple inequality problem*From*: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>*Date*: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:37:44 -0500 (EST)

"Meter = " can't work there, since it gives Meter a numeric value, hence you can't use it as the Solve variable. Infinite recursion results. If you mean == instead (much more likely with Solve), then: Solve[Meter == Floor[Sqrt[19] + 7] && Meter < 6, Meter] {} There is no solution, since Floor[Sqrt[19] + 7] 11 and 11 < 6 False Using the built-in symbol Meter as a variable makes no sense, anyway. Bobby On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 04:55:19 -0600, KenR <ramsey2879 at msn.com> wrote: > Solve[Meter = Floor[Sqrt[19]+7] && Meter < 6, Meter] gives a null "{}" > Any workarounds? > -- DrMajorBob at yahoo.com