MATLAB Answers

# Warning: Explicit solution could not be found.

11 views (last 30 days)
Gun on 9 Mar 2011
Edited: David on 21 Oct 2013
Sorry for disturbing you guys but i have wrote a code shown below:
upsilon=acos(x2a/6.85)
x3=47.5+5.35*cos(upsilon)
y3=5.35*sin(upsilon)
f4=(x4-x3)^2
f5=-sqrt(5.34^2-x4^2)
f6=(f5-y3)^2
x4main=f4+f6-46.7^2
solve(x4main)
y4=-sqrt(5.34^2-x4main^2)
The problem is when the warning appears saying that explicit solution could not be found.What is wrong with it?
Thanks.
##### 0 CommentsShowHide -1 older comments

Sign in to comment.

### Answers (2)

Andrew Newell on 9 Mar 2011
Are you using the Symbolic Toolbox? I don't get any such warning. Maybe some of your variables already have an earlier definition? Try adding
clear
syms x1 x2 x3 x4 x2a
before the above commands.
##### 0 CommentsShowHide -1 older comments

Sign in to comment.

David on 21 Oct 2013
Edited: David on 21 Oct 2013
This is what you need to do, I think.
syms x2a x3 y3 x4 y4
upsilon=acos(x2a/6.85)
x3=47.5+5.35*cos(upsilon)
y3=5.35*sin(upsilon)
f4=sym((x4-x3)^2)
f5=sym(-sqrt(5.34^2-x4^2))
f6=sym((f5-y3)^2)
x4main=sym(f4+f6-46.7^2)
solve(x4main)
y4=-sqrt(5.34^2-x4main^2)
sym() constructs symbolic objects from the input you give it and solve() requires that the equations you give it are symbolic expressions.
Note: You may not need to put sym() around the equations for f4, f5, and f6, but you definitely do for x4main.
David
##### 0 CommentsShowHide -1 older comments

Sign in to comment.

### Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!