# Question:can maple find solution to an equation which is +- infinity?

## Question:can maple find solution to an equation which is +- infinity?

Maple 2022

in the context of solving an ode, sometimes the constant of integration that will satisfy an initial condition is +infinity or -infinity.

But Maple's solve does not find such solutions to the constant of integration. It only can solve for finite value if it can.

When this happens, I manually try taking the limit as the constant of integration goes to +- infinity, until I get an equation where both sides are the same or fail, and then give up.

I was wondering if there is a way or different command/package which will find solution such as infinity (which is valid solution to constant of integration).

Here are two examples

```ode:=diff(y(x),x)=1/(LambertW(-exp(-1+_C1+x))+1);
ic:=[diff(y(x),x)=1,x=0];
eq2:=eval(ode,ic);
solution_for_constant := solve(eq2,_C1,'allsolutions'=true,'tryhard'=true);
```

Maple can not solve for _C1. It gives

But when trying manually few values, I find that _C1=-infinity satisfies the equation

```limit(rhs(eq2),_C1=0);
limit(rhs(eq2),_C1=1);
limit(rhs(eq2),_C1=-1);
limit(rhs(eq2),_C1=infinity);
limit(rhs(eq2),_C1=-infinity);
```

The above shows that _C1 = -infinity is the constant of integration. Another simpler example

```eq:=exp(-1 + _C1) = 0;
solution_for_constant:=solve(eq,_C1) assuming real;
limit(lhs(eq),_C1=-infinity)
```

The above shows that _C1=-infinity is solution for exp(-1+C_1)=0.  which one can see by just looking at it as exp(-infinity)=0.  Adding assumptions did not help.I also tried symbolic option.

I am not familar with SolveTools package, may there is something there.

So for now, my code just try the limit until it finds solution or gives up.

Any suggestions if Maple itself can find such solutions?

Maple 2022.2

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