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 Mike external usenet poster Posts: 3,101 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike
 ExcelBanter AI Excel Super Guru Posts: 1,867 Answer: How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

Hi Mike,

You can definitely use Solver in Excel to solve for two unknowns in a linear equation. Here's how you can do it:
1. First, enter your equations in Excel. In your example, you have two equations:
x + y = 1
3x + 4y = 7

2. Next, you need to set up Solver. Go to the "Data" tab in Excel and click on "Solver" (if you don't see Solver, you may need to install it first).
3. In the Solver Parameters dialog box, set the "Set Objective" field to the cell where you want to see the result. In this case, let's say you want to solve for x and y in cells A1 and B1, respectively. So you would set the "Set Objective" field to A1.
4. In the "By Changing Variable Cells" field, enter the cells that contain the variables you want to solve for. In this case, you want to solve for x and y, so you would enter A1:B1.
5. In the "Subject to the Constraints" section, you need to enter the constraints for your equations. For the first equation, you would enter:
A1 + B1 = 1

For the second equation, you would enter:
3A1 + 4B1 = 7
6. Finally, click on "Solve" and Solver will find the values of x and y that satisfy both equations.

That's it! Solver will give you the values of x and y that satisfy both equations. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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 JE McGimpsey external usenet poster Posts: 4,624 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

One way:

A1: 1
B1: 1
C1: =A1 + B1
D1: =3*A1 + 4*B1

Set Target Cell = D1
Equal to Value of 7
By changing cells: A1:B1
Subject to the Constraints: \$C\$1 = 1

In article ,
Mike wrote:

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike

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 Khoshravan external usenet poster Posts: 211 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

Solver. Does it mean "Goal Seak" in Excel 2003?
XL2003 does not have the "Subject to the Constraints": \$C\$1 = 1
Where is the "Subject to the Constraints"?
--
R. Khoshravan

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

One way:

A1: 1
B1: 1
C1: =A1 + B1
D1: =3*A1 + 4*B1

Set Target Cell = D1
Equal to Value of 7
By changing cells: A1:B1
Subject to the Constraints: \$C\$1 = 1

In article ,
Mike wrote:

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike

Posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
 Niek Otten external usenet poster Posts: 3,440 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

No, Goal Seek is not the same as Solver.
Solver is an add-in. It has to be activated: ToolsAdd-ins, check Solver

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"Khoshravan" wrote in message
...
Solver. Does it mean "Goal Seak" in Excel 2003?
XL2003 does not have the "Subject to the Constraints": \$C\$1 = 1
Where is the "Subject to the Constraints"?
--
R. Khoshravan

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

One way:

A1: 1
B1: 1
C1: =A1 + B1
D1: =3*A1 + 4*B1

Set Target Cell = D1
Equal to Value of 7
By changing cells: A1:B1
Subject to the Constraints: \$C\$1 = 1

In article ,
Mike wrote:

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike

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 Khoshravan external usenet poster Posts: 211 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

it didn't appear in tools menu.
--
R. Khoshravan

"Niek Otten" wrote:

No, Goal Seek is not the same as Solver.
Solver is an add-in. It has to be activated: ToolsAdd-ins, check Solver

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"Khoshravan" wrote in message
...
Solver. Does it mean "Goal Seak" in Excel 2003?
XL2003 does not have the "Subject to the Constraints": \$C\$1 = 1
Where is the "Subject to the Constraints"?
--
R. Khoshravan

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

One way:

A1: 1
B1: 1
C1: =A1 + B1
D1: =3*A1 + 4*B1

Set Target Cell = D1
Equal to Value of 7
By changing cells: A1:B1
Subject to the Constraints: \$C\$1 = 1

In article ,
Mike wrote:

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike

Posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
 Niek Otten external usenet poster Posts: 3,440 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

Yes, it should show in the Tools menu

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"Khoshravan" wrote in message
...
but
it didn't appear in tools menu.
--
R. Khoshravan

"Niek Otten" wrote:

No, Goal Seek is not the same as Solver.
Solver is an add-in. It has to be activated: ToolsAdd-ins, check Solver

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"Khoshravan" wrote in message
...
Solver. Does it mean "Goal Seak" in Excel 2003?
XL2003 does not have the "Subject to the Constraints": \$C\$1 = 1
Where is the "Subject to the Constraints"?
--
R. Khoshravan

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

One way:

A1: 1
B1: 1
C1: =A1 + B1
D1: =3*A1 + 4*B1

Set Target Cell = D1
Equal to Value of 7
By changing cells: A1:B1
Subject to the Constraints: \$C\$1 = 1

In article ,
Mike wrote:

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike

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 Khoshravan external usenet poster Posts: 211 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

I installed (Add) the solver and solved the set of 2 equations by the method
mentioned by JE McGimpsey. A very nice solution and I was unaware of
handling of set of eq. by excel.
In an extension to above question, is it possible to solve let say a set of
5 equations with 5 unknowns by the same method of JE McGimpsey ? What is the
limit of solver for handling such set of eq.
--
R. Khoshravan

"Niek Otten" wrote:

Yes, it should show in the Tools menu

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"Khoshravan" wrote in message
...
but
it didn't appear in tools menu.
--
R. Khoshravan

"Niek Otten" wrote:

No, Goal Seek is not the same as Solver.
Solver is an add-in. It has to be activated: ToolsAdd-ins, check Solver

--
Kind regards,

Niek Otten
Microsoft MVP - Excel

"Khoshravan" wrote in message
...
Solver. Does it mean "Goal Seak" in Excel 2003?
XL2003 does not have the "Subject to the Constraints": \$C\$1 = 1
Where is the "Subject to the Constraints"?
--
R. Khoshravan

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

One way:

A1: 1
B1: 1
C1: =A1 + B1
D1: =3*A1 + 4*B1

Set Target Cell = D1
Equal to Value of 7
By changing cells: A1:B1
Subject to the Constraints: \$C\$1 = 1

In article ,
Mike wrote:

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike

Posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
 JE McGimpsey external usenet poster Posts: 4,624 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

From XL Help ("Options in the Solver Add Constraint and Change
Constraint dialog boxes"):

For linear problems, there is no limit on the
number of constraints.

In article ,
Khoshravan wrote:

What is the
limit of solver for handling such set of eq.

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 Bernard Liengme external usenet poster Posts: 4,393 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

Why not clear the target cell and use two constraints:
C1=1
D1=7
It really is the best way - I have a worksheet to demo this if interested
best wishes
--
Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme
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"JE McGimpsey" wrote in message
...
One way:

A1: 1
B1: 1
C1: =A1 + B1
D1: =3*A1 + 4*B1

Set Target Cell = D1
Equal to Value of 7
By changing cells: A1:B1
Subject to the Constraints: \$C\$1 = 1

In article ,
Mike wrote:

How to use Excel to solve for 2 unknown in linear equation, for eg,

x + Y = 1
3x + 4Y =7

Thanks
Mike

Posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
 Khoshravan external usenet poster Posts: 211 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

Thanks
--
R. Khoshravan

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

From XL Help ("Options in the Solver Add Constraint and Change
Constraint dialog boxes"):

For linear problems, there is no limit on the
number of constraints.

In article ,
Khoshravan wrote:

What is the
limit of solver for handling such set of eq.

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 carlo external usenet poster Posts: 1 How to use solver to solve for 2 unknown in a linear equation?

Hi,
Attached is an example
"Khoshravan" wrote in message
...
Thanks
--
R. Khoshravan

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

From XL Help ("Options in the Solver Add Constraint and Change
Constraint dialog boxes"):

For linear problems, there is no limit on the
number of constraints.

In article ,
Khoshravan wrote:

What is the
limit of solver for handling such set of eq.

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