solve 3 simultaneous equations

In reply to Scott Nivens scribbling down the following on the subject

of Re: solve 3 simultaneous equations

Quote:

>Do you have more observations than independent variables?

>If so, this is a least squares problem, and can be solved with the sweep

>algorithm.

>If your number of independent variables equals your number of observations,

>you have to use gaussian elimination.

>-Scott

Of course, no-one ever takes into account the semi-literate series of

exculpatory biorhythmic constructs associated with Professor Wempy

Snurgle's theorem of algorithmic chemistry as applied to the

transparent negligee problem first postulated by Woed Credollpois of

the University of Running About A Bit In Lancaster.

Taken as read, and considered virtually negligible by most of her

contemporaries, Miss Credollpois dissertation has great implications

for most of today's young scholars.

Off course I may be but, as my brother is having his hair cut I shall

have to put my cap on the lower peg after morning break to ensure that

I am not mistakenly carted off to my mother's to witness the

embarrassment of her affair with the Games {*filter*}, unless of course

you are reading this on the third Wednesday of the month, whence the

French Master deputises for her due to her 'confinement'.

c