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Using mathmatica, solving single equation

  1. Jan 12, 2013 #1
    Hi

    I am trying to use mathmatica to solve single equation:

    So :I enter "solve[x^2+2x-2==0,x]"
    But that is what I get:

    input[1]=solve[x^2+2x-2==0,x]
    output[1]=solve[ false,0]

    Why doesn't it solve the equation
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2013 #2

    TSny

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    Did you capitalize "Solve"?
     
  4. Jan 12, 2013 #3

    ehild

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    Write "solve" with capital "s"

    Solve[x^2+2x-2==0,x]

    ehild

    TSny beat me :)
     
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