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Original Message (ID '123468') By jf:
This equation had one too many or one too few parentheses. First run, I guessed where the closing parenthesis should go. For the second run, I dropped one parenthesis. See the attached notebook. Note that the Root objects are for a #1^6 polynomial. There are a few 6th-order polynomials Solve can handle. This is not one of them. It probably cannot be expressed in ordinary functions, anyway. See the tutorial, Equations in One Variable (http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/EquationsInOneVariable.html).