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Re: Find a single solution to a system of equations

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  • Subject: [mg121944] Re: Find a single solution to a system of equations
  • From: "jamievicary at NgOmSaPiAlM.com" <jamievicary at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 04:45:35 -0400 (EDT)
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> There is a trick in [1] (by Peter Valko).
> Replace b by a constant not related to your problem, apply FindInstance
> and substitute the chosen constant with b:
>
> In[1]:= FindInstance[{a == b} /. b -> Catalan, a] /. Catalan -> b
> Out[1]= {{a->b}}

Beautiful! Thanks Peter.

But shouldn't Mathematica be able to do this natively??



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