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Re: Simple algebra problem

Eddy Wibowo wrote:
> Hi all netters,
> Suppose that I have an equation of:
>         Sqrt[x+y]+ 2x + 3y == 0
> Now, what is the Mathematica-way to find:
>         Sqrt[x+y] = ???
>         y = ???
> Thanks very much beforehand...
> -Edwin

To solve for a symbol in the equation, such as y, use Solve:

Solve[Sqrt[x+y]+2  x +3  y==0,y]

Solving for a function or something more complicated requires the use of
a transormation afterwards

Solve[aa+2  x +3  y==0,aa]/.aa->Sqrt[x+y] -- 
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