Questions on the analytic and numeric equation solving functions of Mathematica (Solve, Reduce, NSolve, FindRoot, DSolve, RSolve, etc.).

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How to substitute the following conditions into an expression?

I have an expression: $p=a\;b\; x + b^2\; y + a\;c\; z$. I want to substitute $a\;b=1$, $b^2 = 2$ and $a\;c = 4$ to obtain $p = x + 2y + 4z$. How can I tell Mathematica to do that? I dont know how to ...
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How to get a solution for the following equation?

When I try to solve this equation using Mathematica: Solve[Exp[b*x]-c*(x^2)-a*x-1 == 0, x] /. {a -> 6.336, b -> 8, c -> 32} I don't get any result and ...
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Solve equations for all values of variables, rejecting certain types of solution

I have an expression, expr, containing 3 variables, 4 coefficients and 2 non-zero generic constants. I want to solve for the 4 coefficients such that the equation ...
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Can someone help me solve this x*y*z=180

I have one question I've been trying for a while but I can't get the result for my equation.. So I've been trying hard but I can calculate only by hand but the problem is that I am afraid to miss any ...
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How to find an approximate solution in a region when Solve or NSolve does not work?

Consider the relation x/Tan[Pi x] == y/Tan[Pi y] Solve or NSolve can't give a solution ...
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Simultaneous equations

I am trying to solve two simultaneous equations that are claimed to have 145 solutions but I believe they have 143, I want to check I am right before sending an email to my professor. Mathematica is ...
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Error when solving equations constructed with Table [duplicate]

I have a couple of questions about the problem I am trying to solve ...
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Green's Function in Mathematica

The equation I am trying to solve is: $$q \, T_1''(x)-T_1(x)(f-b \, g+i\,w \, p)=T(f_1-b \, g_1)-g_1\tag{1}$$ My professor says that $(1)$ can be solved by using Green's function $G(x,y)$, where ...
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Solve for variable in integral limit when using NIntegrate

I am trying to solve for a variable which appears in the limits of an integral, rather like in the following; ...
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FindInstance (and Solve, …) abysmally slow on a fully determined system of linear equations and inequalities: why?

I took a quick look for FindInstance and Solve-related questions but came up empty for the aspect that I am curious about. So ...
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NDSolve with different function lengths over time

I'm working on a cops & robbers game, and there is one single event that is very very important, the event of catching someone. I'm trying to do when any robber is catched, delete it from the ...
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How to ignore terms containing in the summation of multiplications

n=4;L=3; p0[n_Integer]:= Product[ Sum[Subscript[r, k][l, l], {l, L - 1}], {k, n}] // Expand; How to ignore terms containing three or more multiplications of [2, ...
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DSolve cannot solve for certain branches of the solution help pls

I get an error message while trying to compute this code.. help pls ...
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Symbolic matrix simplification and solving

I am trying to expand or solve an equation that contains matrices for a certain matrix, but it is not working: ...
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Behavior of Reduce with variables as domain

When using Reduce, I accidentally put a set of variables as the domain. To my surprise, it not only seems that Reduce expects ...
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Why is my PageRank result in Mathematica converging this way?

I am using this technique to find the PR of these 3 pages. It converges to something it shouldn't be. I tried the same iteration in Java and 2 pages come up with 1.333 and the other one as 0.666. ...
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How to “ReplaceAll” using a set of conditional expressions instead of a list of rules [closed]

Suppose that I have two linear functions f[x_] := f0 + f1 x g[x_] := g0 + g1 x and a (possibly rather complicated) set of conditional expressions, obtained ...
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Application on systems of equations [closed]

Lauren has 20 coins in her piggy bank, all dimes and quarters. The total amount of money is $3.05. How many of each coin does she have?
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Simulating a quick return mechanism

Last time, I got a satisfying answer for simulating a toggle mechanism, just as expected. NDSolve is great. I tried playing with it (as a matter of fact, @MichaelE2 ...
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Solving Inequalities with Gamma Function

I am wondering why Mathematica outputs that the following system "cannot be solved with the methods available to Reduce". $\frac{\Gamma(\frac{1}{2}+n)}{n-1}<\frac{\Gamma(\frac{1}{2}+k)}{k-1}$ ...
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Help to solve exponential equation over positive integers

I am trying to solve the equation $\frac{4}{9} = \big( \frac{1}{3} \big) ^n + \big( \frac{1}{3} \big) ^m $ with $n$ and $m$ both positive integers. I type into Mathematica the following In:= ...
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Solve system of non commutative operators

I'd like to use mathematica to solve systems of linear equations, where the entries are non commutative matrices. I just tried the NC package but it doesn't help so far. For example I can solve: ...
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FindRoot: Minimum Execution Time

Is there a minimum execution time for the command FindRoot? If so, can I get rid of it? For example, if I compute the time to solve the fundtion x=0, it takes around 0.27ms per evaluation: ...
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Mathematica Solve Hangs Indefinitely

The following code hangs ...
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Checking result for expression

I want to verify the following result: $\sum _{y=2}^{n+1} \left(\sum _{x=y-1}^n \frac{1}{x-y}\right)=n \left(H_n^{(1)}-1\right)$ In Mathematica i try with: ...
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Simplify an expression under certain condition

I have a variable A = g / (1 + g R) Actually, if the quantity (g R) >> 1 it is possible to write A as A ≈ 1/R. How can I do this in Mathematica? I tried with Assumptions, Refine, Simplify, but i can ...
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Finding all possible solutions to a math mind game

In the example below the letters shall be replaced by numbers. The numbers are from 1 to 9, and each letter has the same number ...
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Gram Schmidt Process for functions [duplicate]

I want to implement the Gram Schimdt procedure to the space of functions in the following form \begin{align}‎ ‎R(y,x)=\left\{‎ ‎\begin{array}{ll}‎ f(x,y), ‎& y\leq x\\ \\‎ g(x,y), ‎& y>x‎ ...
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Is there a giant AND symbol/How to solve tons of equations simultaneously

$$\sum_{k=1}^na_k=a_1+...+a_n$$ $$\prod_{k=1}^na_k=a_1\cdot...\cdot a_n$$ $$\large{?}\small{_{k=1}^na_k=a_1~\&\&...\&\& ~a_n}$$ What in mathematica would allow me to index logical ...
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Solving a polynomial equation with a condition of equality on roots

Let the following equation have two equal roots: f[x_] := x^3 - p x^2 + q x - r And I want to find out what the three roots are. Not knowing how to put this ...
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How can I simulate this toggle mechanism?

I've been introduced to Mathematica very recently. Basically, I haven't actually "solved" anything in my Mathematica lifetime, but I've done some simulations. With my fractional knowledge, I tried ...
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Methods for NSolve

I've been using NSolve a moderate (50-100 equations) size system of linear equations and it has been working splendidly (Solve ...
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Tweaking Solve for systems of polynomial equations

I am trying to solve the following system of $6$ quadratic equations in $6$ variables: ...
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How to solve an equation with two variables in Mathematica

If I solved an example equation like |x|+|y|=1 numerically, I would to get a 90° rotated rectangle. If I was to plot the equation, it would result in an image like ...
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Have transformation rules to be explicitly set?

I think this problem is not the hardest one, but I can't hit on it. I want to NSolve an equation. For this equation I use a transformation rule "ampTimes". First I used it like this: ...
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Eliminate variables by dividing two equations

how is it possible to divide two equations with Mathematica? I have the following code: ...
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Error entering equation in DSolve

I entered a command incorrectly as follows: DSolve[{y'[x]=y[x]},y[x],x] I am now experiencing: ...
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Unable to solve a set of equations with Solve

I'm trying to solve the following equation using Mathematica 9.0.1.0 : ...
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How to write a variable in terms of the other [duplicate]

I have an equation that defines a variable like y=4x+a. I had another equation, z=x+2+4, I would like to know if there is a way in Mathematica to get an expression in which z= a*y+C, in which a and C ...
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Simplify equation using conditions/inequalities

If I have an equation like f[x](1 + a)==0 I'd like to be able to tell Mathematica that 1+a doesn't vanish in general, and get back ...
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Partial products in prime steps [duplicate]

I am trying to find out partial products going up in prime steps for Euler's product formula $$\prod_{p} \frac{1}{1-p^{-s}}$$ Trying things like ...
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Find the centre of FindGeometricTransform

I'm interested in using Solve[] to find the centre point of rotation (as an $x,y,z$ coordinate point) and axis of rotation (as a vector) from a ...
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Solving polynomial equations takes infinit time

I need to solve an polynimial equation, but when i try to use Solve or NSolve in mathematica, its cant find the solution in appropriate time (i interrupted calculation after 5 hour left). The ...
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Solving algebraic equations

How may I make n and k in terms of x and y in this ...
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Reduce with Integer domain, but receive a rational solution

Bug introduced in 6.0 and fixed in 10.0 I want to find the integer values $k$ so that D[f[x], x] has integer solutions. I tried ...
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Reduce Cannot Solve Complicated Function

As per the answer to this question: SolveAlways rejects inequality, I tried the following commands: ...
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SolveAlways rejects inequality

I have two functions of x, f and g. f[x] = g[x] + 2, ...
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Plot a table of ranges

I have table with values like: t = {1.234 <= a <= 2.345, 3.42 <= a <= 5.67, ...} and I want to plot this table, the ...