Re: Find a single solution to a system of equations

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <j6e648$kd6$1@smc.vnet.net> <j6h32h$6vd$1@smc.vnet.net>

> 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??