# Finding the solution of this long equation using Maple

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• jamesbrazil
jamesbrazil
TL;DR Summary
Command to solve a strange equation in Maple for ##x \ll 1##
I need help solving an equation. I started using Maple, but had no success. Could someone explain to me which command to use? I need to find a very small value of ##x##, that is, ##x \ll 1##. The equation is

$$434972871000000000.0+{\frac {\sqrt {6} \left( { 1.488388992\times 10^ {-36}}\,\ln \left( 1/12\,{\frac {12\,\sqrt {6}{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}\,\sqrt {6}+12\,\sqrt {6\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}}x}{x}} \right) \sqrt {6}-12\, \sqrt {6\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}}x \right) }{ 72\,{x}^{3}}}-{\frac { \left( 0.001704000000\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}} \right) \left( { 1.488388992\times 10^{ -36}}\,\ln \left( 1/12\,{\frac { 0.003408000000\,\sqrt {6}{x}^{2 }+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}\,\sqrt {6}+12\,\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^{2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}x }{x}} \right) \sqrt {6}-12\,\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^ {2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}x \right) \sqrt {6}}{72\,\sqrt { 6.000000001\,{x}^{2}+{ 5.240806311\times 10^{-33}}}\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^{2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}{ x}^{3}}}=0$$

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jamesbrazil said:
TL;DR Summary: Command to solve a strange equation in Maple for ##x \ll 1##

I need help solving an equation. I started using Maple, but had no success. Could someone explain to me which command to use? I need to find a very small value of ##x##, that is, ##x \ll 1##. The equation is

$$434972871000000000.0+{\frac {\sqrt {6} \left( { 1.488388992\times 10^ {-36}}\,\ln \left( 1/12\,{\frac {12\,\sqrt {6}{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}\,\sqrt {6}+12\,\sqrt {6\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}}x}{x}} \right) \sqrt {6}-12\, \sqrt {6\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}}x \right) }{ 72\,{x}^{3}}}-{\frac { \left( 0.001704000000\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}} \right) \left( { 1.488388992\times 10^{ -36}}\,\ln \left( 1/12\,{\frac { 0.003408000000\,\sqrt {6}{x}^{2 }+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}\,\sqrt {6}+12\,\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^{2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}x }{x}} \right) \sqrt {6}-12\,\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^ {2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}x \right) \sqrt {6}}{72\,\sqrt { 6.000000001\,{x}^{2}+{ 5.240806311\times 10^{-33}}}\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^{2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}{ x}^{3}}}=0$$
Can you repost this equation, using symbols for all of the lengthy decimal numbers, followed with a separate list of all the symbols and their respective decimal values? That would make everything much easier to read and work with!

If anyone might still be interested in this then I've tried to reformat it as requested by jamesbrazil

a=434972871000000000.0;
b=1.488388992*10^-36;
c=0.001704000000;
d=0.003408000000;
e=0.0000004839360000;
f=4.227024737*10^-40;
g=5.240806311*10^-33;
a+
(sqrt(6)*(b*ln(1/12*
12*sqrt(6)*x^2+b*sqrt(6)+
12*sqrt(6*x^2+b)*x)/x))*sqrt(6)-
12*sqrt(6*x^2+b)*x)/(72*x^3)-
((c*x^2+b)*
(b*ln(1/12*(d*sqrt(6)*x^2+b*sqrt(6)+
12*sqrt(e*x^2+f)*x)/x)*sqrt(6)-
12*sqrt(e*x^2+f)*x)*sqrt(6))/
(72*sqrt(6*x^2+g)*
sqrt(e*x^2+f)*x^3)

I believe there is a root for x<<1 that lies between
8.071385266*10^-19 and 8.071385267*10^-19

It is certainly possible that I've made a mistake when trying to reformat this.
And I suppose it might be possible that the OP made a mistake when trying to format this.

Please check this carefully to try to find any of my mistakes before depending on this.

When I look at a plot of this it seems that the expression is approximately 4.34973*10^17
for a range of modest positive x.
It also seems that it is approximately that same value for many small negative x values,
but it seems there may be a number of points which are indeterminant.

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jamesbrazil said:
TL;DR Summary: Command to solve a strange equation in Maple for ##x \ll 1##

I need help solving an equation. I started using Maple, but had no success. Could someone explain to me which command to use? I need to find a very small value of ##x##, that is, ##x \ll 1##. The equation is

$$434972871000000000.0+{\frac {\sqrt {6} \left( { 1.488388992\times 10^ {-36}}\,\ln \left( 1/12\,{\frac {12\,\sqrt {6}{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}\,\sqrt {6}+12\,\sqrt {6\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}}x}{x}} \right) \sqrt {6}-12\, \sqrt {6\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}}x \right) }{ 72\,{x}^{3}}}-{\frac { \left( 0.001704000000\,{x}^{2}+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}} \right) \left( { 1.488388992\times 10^{ -36}}\,\ln \left( 1/12\,{\frac { 0.003408000000\,\sqrt {6}{x}^{2 }+{ 1.488388992\times 10^{-36}}\,\sqrt {6}+12\,\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^{2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}x }{x}} \right) \sqrt {6}-12\,\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^ {2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}x \right) \sqrt {6}}{72\,\sqrt { 6.000000001\,{x}^{2}+{ 5.240806311\times 10^{-33}}}\sqrt { 0.0000004839360000\,{x}^{2}+{ 4.227024737\times 10^{-40}}}{ x}^{3}}}=0$$
If you know that x is small, I'd suggest a Taylor expansion first (use mtaylor in Maple), then solve it. That way it's just a polynomial equation.

-Dan

Greg Bernhardt
If anyone might still be interested in this then I've tried to reformat it as requested by jamesbrazil.

In experimenting with that I see that I dropped a couple of ( ) in my post above.

I apologize for that and I can't seem to edit that now to correct those mistakes.

This will hopefully correct my ( ) mistakes.

a=434972871000000000.0;
b=1.488388992*10^-36;
c=0.001704000000;
d=0.003408000000;
e=0.0000004839360000;
f=4.227024737*10^-40;
g=5.240806311*10^-33;
a+
(sqrt(6)*(b*ln(1/12*
(12*sqrt(6)*x^2+b*sqrt(6)+
12*sqrt(6*x^2+b)*x)/x))*sqrt(6)-
12*sqrt(6*x^2+b)*x)/(72*x^3)-
((c*x^2+b)*
(b*ln(1/12*(d*sqrt(6)*x^2+b*sqrt(6)+
12*sqrt(e*x^2+f)*x)/x)*sqrt(6)-
12*sqrt(e*x^2+f)*x)*sqrt(6))/
(72*sqrt(6*x^2+g)*
sqrt(e*x^2+f)*x^3)

Strangely enough, I now believe there may be two roots for x<<1

One may lie between 10^-37 and 10^-36 and may lie near 3.0381613366*10^-37

One may lie between 10^-28 and 10^-27 and may lie near 6.8635202356*10^-28

But with the size of the numbers involved this problem is very delicate and needs some care.

If anyone wants to try to check this then I would urge you to begin with checking that I have reformatted the original expression correctly and then begin carefully looking for the roots. I would greatly appreciate if someone would do that independently, I am always happy when someone finds and points out any of my mistakes.

Thank you and again I apologize for any and all of my errors.

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Bill Simpson said:
If anyone might still be interested in this then I've tried to reformat it as requested by jamesbrazil.
Frankly, until @jamesbrazil returns to show that he's still interested (and to explain the problem background and show the derivation his equation) I'm don't think this is worth pursuing.

topsquark

## How do I input a long equation into Maple?

To input a long equation into Maple, you can either type it directly into the Maple worksheet or use the Maple command line interface. For very long equations, consider breaking the equation into smaller parts and using variables to represent these parts. This can make the input process more manageable and reduce the likelihood of errors.

## What commands should I use to solve an equation in Maple?

To solve an equation in Maple, you can use the solve command. For example, if you have an equation eq := x^2 + 3*x + 2 = 0, you would use solve(eq, x) to find the solutions for x. For more complex equations, you might need to use additional options or functions like fsolve for numerical solutions.

## How can I handle large outputs from solving equations in Maple?

If the solution to your equation is very large, you can use Maple's output management features. For instance, you can assign the solution to a variable and then use commands like evalf to get a numerical approximation or simplify to reduce its complexity. Additionally, you can use the print command selectively to display parts of the solution.

## What should I do if Maple cannot find a solution to my equation?

If Maple cannot find a solution, it may be due to the complexity of the equation or the limitations of the solve function. You can try using fsolve for numerical solutions or breaking down the problem into simpler parts. Additionally, checking the equation for any errors or simplifying it before solving can sometimes help.

## How can I verify the correctness of the solution provided by Maple?

To verify the correctness of a solution provided by Maple, you can substitute the solution back into the original equation using the subs command. For example, if sol is the solution, you can use subs(x = sol, eq) to check if the left-hand side equals the right-hand side of the equation. If it does, the solution is correct.

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