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Silly question about solver - mop80087 - 10-02-2014 08:43 AM
Hi, I have a silly question, sorry... why when I put in "cas nspire": solver(x^2-2^x=0, x) i get results x=-0,766... or x=2 or x=4 but in my HP Prime when i put: solver(x^2-2^x=0, x) i have only one result x=2 Why? or is there another way to get all the possible results of an equation? Cumprimentos/Sincères salutations/Cordiali saluti/ Best regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Saludos Diamantino Valente Portugal RE: Silly question about solver - Tim Wessman - 10-02-2014 01:36 PM
The CAS in Prime does not automatically switch to approximate mode (like the Nspire) when it cannot perfectly resolve a solution exactly in a symbolic way. This simple equation actually requires a rather advanced function to represent the result symbolically and this is not yet supported in the CAS on Prime or in the Nspire which is why neither can symbolically solve for all roots. simply add a "f" to the front to use the "fsolve" command instead. (Stands for "floating point solve") fsolve(x^2-2^x=0) RE: Silly question about solver - mop80087 - 10-02-2014 02:28 PM
Tim, thanks for the reply... But, if I'm not mistaken, with fsolver is necessary to place minimum and maximum. Is not so practical but ok... RE: Silly question about solver - Helge Gabert - 10-02-2014 03:11 PM
No, you don't need to. fsolve(x^2-2^x, x) returns [-.766... 2. 4.]. RE: Silly question about solver - Eddie W. Shore - 10-05-2014 04:28 PM
Make sure that you are in Radians mode when using fsolve. I get blanks when using fsolve in Degrees mode. RE: Silly question about solver - mop80087 - 10-06-2014 09:39 AM
Thanks Eddie, You are right Helge... Why complicate what is easy? that´s my opinion |