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Re: Solve never calls Equal?
On 18 Jul 2011, at 12:14, Richard Fateman wrote: > Clearly one cannot, in general, find an > exact solution to a transcendental equation using rational arithmetic, > so I was a little surprised by Reduce working just fine, here. Of course one does not use "arithmetic". You still don't understand what is going on here, but I am now at an airport during a break in a long flight so won't be able to educated you how it is really done (and why your fix "works") just yet. But if you ask nicely, maybe in the future ;-) Andrzej Kozlowski