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Re: Adding equations

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  • Subject: [mg14401] Re: Adding equations
  • From: dreissBLOOP at (David Reiss)
  • Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 15:10:06 -0400
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  • References: <703u1n$>
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In article <703u1n$hup at>, Lawrence Walker
<lwalker701 at> wrote:

> Group:
> I've been trying to add two equations as follows:
> In[4]:=
>     a==b;
> In[5]:=
>     c==d;
> In[6]:=
>     %4+%5
> Out[6]=
>     (a==b)+(c==d)
> The result I was looking for is (a+c)==(b+d). The following works but it
> seems clumsy. In[7]:=
>     %4[[1]]+%5[[1]]==%4[[2]]+%5[[2]] Out[7]=
>     a+c==b+d
> Is there a way to elegantly add (sub, mult, div) two equations?  Also is
> there an elegant way to add (sub, mult, div) an expression to both
> sides of an equation?
> Lawrence Walker

MathSource has an item by Roman Maeder that does just this. See:

"Automatic Threading of Equations

Roman E. Maeder

Make listable functions thread over equations as they  do over lists.
Allows for easy manipulation of equations. "

This is at

--David Reiss

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