nsmet error in a simple equation which I can solve by hand

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124900] nsmet error in a simple equation which I can solve by hand*From*: Felix Holub <holub.felix at googlemail.com>*Date*: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 06:37:56 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Dear Mathematica users, if I enter the following command in Mathematica: E^(-r t) (-E^(r t) + (L + s)^-\[Alpha] ((L + s)^(1 - \[Alpha]) + (1 - c) t)^(-1 + 1/(1 - \[Alpha]))) == 0 I get this error: Solve::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the methods available to Solve. All I want to do is rewrite the equation on terms of L. The thing is that it easily solvable by hand by factoring out, having E^(r t) on the RHS and then raising each side by (1-alpha)/alpha. Do you have an idea how to solve this problem? Thank you for your help! Felix