solve a scalar case (a single variable and equation) - Maple Help

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solve/scalar - solve a scalar case (a single variable and equation)

 Calling Sequence solve(eqn, var)

Parameters

 eqn - algebraic expression (to be equated to 0), or an equation, or a set or list containing a single expression var - (optional) name, or list containing a single name

Description

 • The solve function with a single equation and a single variable uses the scalar solver. When called with a single argument, it is equivalent to solve(eqn, indets(eqn, name)).
 • The scalar solver reports all solutions found, even if some roots are multiple roots. For polynomials, the scalar solver finds all solutions.
 • For polynomials of degree 2, 3, and 4, the scalar solver computes the explicit solutions. For irreducible and non-decomposable polynomials of degree higher than 4, the scalar solver returns the solutions using RootOf notation.
 • For information on the return values of the solve command, see solve/details.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{solve}\left(\mathrm{cos}\left(x\right)+y=9,x\right)$
 ${\mathrm{π}}{-}{\mathrm{arccos}}{}\left({y}{-}{9}\right)$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{solve}\left({x}^{3}-6{x}^{2}+11x-6,x\right)$
 ${1}{,}{2}{,}{3}$ (2)
 > $\mathrm{solve}\left(\left\{{x}^{3}-6{x}^{2}+11x-6\right\},\left[x\right]\right)$
 $\left[\left[{x}{=}{1}\right]{,}\left[{x}{=}{2}\right]{,}\left[{x}{=}{3}\right]\right]$ (3)
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