       Re: Getting rid of the symbol -> after finding the root

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• Subject: [mg39347] Re: Getting rid of the symbol -> after finding the root
• From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
• Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 03:52:12 -0500 (EST)
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```Naser,
It is not a matter of  "getting rid" of the symbol -> but rather of using
it.

For example.

soln=Solve[{x^2+y^2==4, x+y==0},{x,y}]

{{x -> -Sqrt, y -> Sqrt}, {x -> Sqrt, y -> -Sqrt}}

This gives the two solutions for the pair x and y --- that's why we need a
list of lists.
The replacement rule form lets us put the solutions into expressions

x+y^2/.soln

{2 - Sqrt, 2 + Sqrt}

The first number comes from  the first solution, the second one from the
second solution.

If we want to use only the first solution we can get its list of rules out:

firstsoln = soln[]

{x -> -Sqrt, y -> Sqrt}

and use it

x+y^2/.firstsoln

2 - Sqrt

--
Allan

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"Mostaghel, Naser " <NMostag at UTNet.UToledo.Edu> wrote in message
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>
> Dear Friends,
> I need to use the root of a simple equation in subsequent operations.
> After extracting the root, it comes in the form ->root.  I have not been
> able to get rid of the symbol -> .
>
> Can someone help?
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> Naser Mostaghel
> Professor, Civil Engineering
> T: (419) 530-8131
> F: (419) 530-8116
> E: nmostag at utnet.utoledo.edu
>
>
>

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