Re: Solve[] and Eliminate[] choke on simple systems of equations

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• Subject: [mg74796] Re: [mg74719] Solve[] and Eliminate[] choke on simple systems of equations
• From: Darrell Long <darrell.long at gmail.com>
• Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 04:15:25 -0400 (EDT)

```Yep, I found the missing comma. The hazards of translation!

I am puzzled why Mathematica spins on the original though.

On Apr 4, 2007, at 9:37 PM, bsyehuda at gmail.com wrote:

> Well you may have discovered it already, but there is a comma
> missing (12'th equation).
> After correcting this, Mathematica solves this with a fraction of a
> second
> regards
> yehuda
>
> On 4/2/07, darrell.long at gmail.com <darrell.long at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am trying to convert some of my old stuff from another system to
> Mathematica.
> Below is an example of a Markov model that takes the other system a
> couple of
> seconds to solve, but Mathematica chews on forever (I gave up after
>
> Since I'm a Mathematica newbie, perhaps there is some limitation I am
> not aware of?
>
> eqns = {3*L*P333 == U*(P323 + P322 + P223 + P221 + P120),
> (K + 2*L + U)*P323 == 3*L*P333,
> (K + 2*U + L)*P313 == 2*L*P323,
> (2*L + U)*P322 == 2*U*P312,
> (2*U + L)*P312 == 2*L*P322 + 3*U*P302,
> 3*U*P302 == L*P312 + L*P313,
> (2*L + U)*P223 == U*(2*P213 + P212) + 2*U*P313 + U*(2*P113 + P111) +
> K*P323,
> (K + 2*U + L)*P213 == 2*L*P223,
> (2*U + L)*P212 == L*P221 + 2*U*P202,
> 3*U*P202 == L*(P213 + P212 + P211),
> (2*L + U)*P221 == U*(P212 + 2*P211),
> (2*U + L)*P211 == L*P221 + U*P202
> (L + 2*U)*P113 == K*P313 + K*P213 + U*P102,
> 3*U*P102 == L*P113 + L*P111,
> (2*U + L)*P111 == 2*U*P102 + 2*L*P120,
> (2*L + U)*P120 == U*P111,
> P333 + P323 + P313 + P322 +
>         P312 + P302 + P223 + P213 + P212 + P202 + P221 + P211 + P113 +
> P102 +
>         P111 + P120 == 1}
> vars = {P333, P323, P313, P322, P312, P302, P223, P213, P212, P202,
> P221,
>     P211, P113, P102, P111, P120}
>
> A = Solve[eqns, vars]
>
>
>

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