Solver Problem 'Maybe'
01-04-2017, 05:17 PM
Post: #1
 BERNARD MICHAUD Member Posts: 149 Joined: Aug 2015
Solver Problem 'Maybe'
Below is the equation for a Circle.

R^2=(X-H)^2+(Y-K)^2. The solver will solve for R=7.2801.
X=4, H=2, Y=-6 and K=1 R^2=53.
You can solve any of the variables except 'X'. Solving for X returns '0'.

Re-arranging the formulae to solve for X.
Note: SQRT below instead squareRoot sign on calculator.

X=H+SQRT-(K^2-2*Y*K-(R^2-Y^2)). Note: 'H+'
Now I can solve for any variables including 'X'. 2+2=4

Of course using X=H-SQRT-(K^2-2*Y*K-(R^2-Y^2)). Note: 'H-'
cannot solve for X either, since -SQRT-(K^2-2*Y*K-(R^2-Y^2))=-2.
2-2=0
Which may be a clue????? Its seems that the Solver precedes the SQRT sign with H- instead of H+ and returns '0' instead of '4'.

The other option is, maybe I've had too much to drink over the Holidays.

Thanks BM
01-05-2017, 02:36 PM
Post: #2
 roadrunner Senior Member Posts: 437 Joined: Jun 2015
RE: Solver Problem 'Maybe'
Solving for X works on my prime. What version softwear are you running? The solver app in one of the earlier versions had issues.

01-05-2017, 05:11 PM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2017 05:26 PM by BERNARD MICHAUD.)
Post: #3
 BERNARD MICHAUD Member Posts: 149 Joined: Aug 2015
RE: Solver Problem 'Maybe'
(01-05-2017 02:36 PM)roadrunner Wrote:  Solving for X works on my prime. What version softwear are you running? The solver app in one of the earlier versions had issues.

The software ver. is 10637. Hardware ver. C. on
Does not work on the Mac VC either. with ver. 11226. X Returns 3.599E-5
Same problem on the Windows VC. X returns 3.599E-5. ver. 11226

BM
01-05-2017, 06:27 PM
Post: #4
 Nigel (UK) Senior Member Posts: 472 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Solver Problem 'Maybe'
Put in a guess for X closer to 4 and it should work. The equation has 2 roots, X=0 and X=4; which one you get depends on the initial value of X.

Nigel (UK)
01-05-2017, 07:36 PM
Post: #5
 BERNARD MICHAUD Member Posts: 149 Joined: Aug 2015
RE: Solver Problem 'Maybe'
(01-05-2017 06:27 PM)Nigel (UK) Wrote:  Put in a guess for X closer to 4 and it should work. The equation has 2 roots, X=0 and X=4; which one you get depends on the initial value of X.

Nigel (UK)

Thanks Nigel
Should have thought of that, I'll blame that one on 'Lipitor",
Read the book 'Lipitor the thief of Memory'

BM
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