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John
09/30/01 10:44pm

I am trying to solve a set of equations and I tried:
LinearSolve[\[Beta], {1., 0., 0., 0., 0., 1.}] // N

and

Solve[\[Beta].{x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6} == {1., 0., 0., 0., 0., 1.}, {x1, x2,
x3, x4, x5, x6}] // N

Where Beta is a 6 by 6 matrix.
In both cases I get results that are long formulas of numbers but Mathematica won't give me the numerical answer. I tried entering one of the formulas into my calculator and got a reasonable numeric result (2.465). How do I get mathematica to give me the numeric result?

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