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## How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

SOLVED  Participant

## How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

i dont't know how to solve an equation with constant like 'A' or 'B'

for example:

x+B=A

solve, x

it is available in MATHCAD 15, but not in Prime

how can i realize this function?

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1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions  Ruby III
(in response to YZ_9729930)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

How can you input the "(x  y)" ?

Its a matrix (1 row, 2 columns)

Keystrokes:

Ctrl-M (or simply type [)

x

Shift-Space

y

:

....

In Prime you get square brackets to indicate a matrix and you also may simply type square brackets to create a matrix. 12 REPLIES 12  Garnet
(in response to YZ_9729930)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

Prime can solve this, especially since it's pretty trivial.

Type the following

A:=5

B:=7

A=x+B  (the equals sign here is CTRL-=)

Then, go to the Symbolics menu and click on the right arrow operator (→), which will place it after A=x+B (ignore the answer for now)

Go back to the Symbolics menu and click on the operator solve, which will place it above the right arrow operator, then type ,x

Hit the Enter key to get the answer of -2.  Ruby III
(in response to YZ_9729930)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

@YZ_9729930 wrote:

i dont't know how to solve an equation with constant like 'A' or 'B'

for example:

x+B=A

solve, x

it is available in MATHCAD 15, but not in Prime

how can i realize this function?

Its the same in Prime as in MC15

Just use the symbolics if you are looking for a symbolic solution Or use the root-function or a solve block for a numeric solution (you'll have to provide values for A and B in that case)   Participant
(in response to Werner_E)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

Thanks, it works!

But how about the equation set like this?   Sapphire III
(in response to YZ_9729930)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

The solve block in Prime only works with numeric items, that is, it doesn't work with symbols alone.

If you provide numerical values for A and B, the solve block will give the numeric answers for x and y.

If you want to solve it purely symbolic (with no numeric values for A and B), use the symbolic solver: You can even assign the results to the variables you solve for: Note that the expression involving solve turns red. That is because the numeric processor complains that A and B are (numerically) unknown. But the symbolic processor doesn't mind, and symbolically evaluates x and y without problems.

Success!
Luc  Participant
(in response to LucMeekes)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

Thanks, i solved the issue.

One more question：

How can you input the "(x  y)" ?   Ruby III
(in response to YZ_9729930)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

How can you input the "(x  y)" ?

Its a matrix (1 row, 2 columns)

Keystrokes:

Ctrl-M (or simply type [)

x

Shift-Space

y

:

....

In Prime you get square brackets to indicate a matrix and you also may simply type square brackets to create a matrix.   Peridot
(in response to YZ_9729930)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter Tags (1)  Guest
(in response to ttokoro)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

@ttokoro wrote: A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing the arrangement.  Peridot
(in response to RR_9823807)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter     Tags (1)  Participant
(in response to ttokoro)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

but why i can't get the same result as you? I checked that everything is the same.   Peridot
(in response to YZ_9729930)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

Just change the on/off of the prime table menu. Tags (1)  Participant
(in response to ttokoro)

## Re: How to solve an equation with constant represented by letter

it works.

Thanks a lot!

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