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Topic: Simple non-linear equation solving question
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Simple non-linear equation solving question
Posted: Feb 12, 2012 11:42 PM
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I'm trying to solve the following non-linear equation: 0=-x^3 + (sin(x))^2

EDU>> solve(-x^3+sin(x)^2)

ans =


By graphing this equation, it appears that there are solutions at 0 and 0.803. What am I doing wrong?


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