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Re: Solve fails with this simple inequality problem
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*Subject*: [mg115680] Re: Solve fails with this simple inequality problem
*From*: Daniel Lichtblau <danl at wolfram.com>
*Date*: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:49:54 -0500 (EST)
David Skulsky wrote:
> A few observations:
>
> 1. Meter=Floor[Sqrt[19]+7] is not an equation, it's an assignment.
> Meter==Floor[Sqrt[19]+7] is an equation, for which the solution is 11.
>
> 2. The solution to {Meter==11 && Meter < 6} is the empty set, so I think
> Mathematica is doing exactly what it should do.
>
> 3. I would avoid using a symbol called "Meter" because there's a good chance
> it'll conflict with some other use of the symbol
>
> David
I dunno. If some gal was simultaneously equal to 11 and less than 6, I
might be curious to meter.
Daniel Lichtblau
Wolfram Research (and ducking for cover)
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