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Topic: Solving non linear equations
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Murray Eisenberg

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Re: Solving non linear equations
Posted: Mar 5, 2013 4:16 AM
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Please use lower-case letters, such as 'a', instead of upper-case
letters for names you devise. (To avoid clashes with built-in
Mathematica names, all of which begin with '$' or else an upper-case
letter.) Thus you should use for your equation:

x + 1/(1 + r^x) + a == 0

Are r and a supposed to be real, or would complex values be OK? What
range of values do you want for r or for a?

What makes you think there is a solution? Have you tried plotting. Look,
e.g., at:


On Mar 3, 2013, at 10:58 PM, Norman Polozka <> wrote:

> I want to solve such equation by using mathematica,
> Solve[x+1/(1+r^x)+A==0,x]
> But it says it can't solve. Any idea of solving such equations?

Murray Eisenberg
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