Re: Solve fails with this simple inequality problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115716] Re: Solve fails with this simple inequality problem*From*: michael partensky <partensky at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 05:25:34 -0500 (EST)

Ken, Sqrt returns by definition the *positive* root. Your question would have been legit (with its syntax properly fixed) for the negative root, but this must be handled by adding minus (-Sqrt[19]) explicitly. Can anyone help to reformulate the problem to handle both signs elegantly? Thanks Michael Partenskii On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 5:55 AM, KenR <ramsey2879 at msn.com> wrote: > Solve[Meter = Floor[Sqrt[19]+7] && Meter < 6, Meter] gives a null "{}" > Any workarounds? > >