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Re: Solve::nsmet

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  • Subject: [mg121417] Re: Solve::nsmet
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 05:15:34 -0400 (EDT)
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Solve returns closed-form solutions to ALGEBRAIC problems. Your problem  
isn't algebraic and probably doesn't have a closed solution.

Bobby

On Tue, 13 Sep 2011 06:18:32 -0500, Diviya Smith <diviya.smith at gmail.com>  
wrote:

>
> Hi there,
>
> I am trying to solve this equation using Mathematica but I keep getting  
> the
> following error "Solve::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the  
> methods
> available to Solve".
>
> Solve[(p*(1 - e^(-x*(d - p))))/((-d + p) (1 - e^(x*p))) == y, x]
>
> I have also tried *Reduce* but that does not work either. Any  
> suggestions,
> how I can fix the error? I am new to Mathematica...my apologies if this  
> is a
> very basic question.
>
> Thanks,
> Diviya


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