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### Solving a simple system of equations

Hey Guys,

New to Sage and just trying to solve a simple system of equations. The system is below:

x,y,z,w,ha,hb,e,c = var('x y z w ha hb e c')

f1 = (c(x+y)(ha-x))-(e*x)

f2 = (c(z+w)(ha-x-z))-(cz(x+y)) - (e*z)

f3 = (c(x+y)(hb-y-w))-(cy(z+w)) - (e*y)

f4 = (c(z+w)(hb-w))-(e*w)

I want to find the equilibrium solutions, solving for x, y, z, w, when equations f1-f4 are equal to zero. So I try:

solve([f1==0,f2==0,f3==0,f4==0],x,y,z,w)

Unfortunately this causes Sage to hang (or it takes a remarkably long time to solve that I interrupt the process). This problem shouldn't be difficult to solve, but I am at a loss as to what to do. Perhaps I am going about this the wrong way??

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### Solving a simple system of equations

Hey Guys,

New to Sage and just trying to solve a simple system of equations. The system is below:

x,y,z,w,ha,hb,e,c = var('x y z w ha hb e c')c')
f1 = (c(x+y)(ha-x))-(e*x)(c*(x+y)*(ha-x))-(e*x)
f2 = (c(z+w)(ha-x-z))-(cz(x+y)) (c*(z+w)*(ha-x-z))-(c*z*(x+y)) - (e*z)(e*z)
f3 = (c(x+y)(hb-y-w))-(cy(z+w)) (c*(x+y)*(hb-y-w))-(c*y*(z+w)) - (e*y)(e*y)
f4 = (c(z+w)(hb-w))-(e*w)(c*(z+w)*(hb-w))-(e*w)


I want to find the equilibrium solutions, solving for x, y, z, w, when equations f1-f4 are equal to zero. So I try:

solve([f1==0,f2==0,f3==0,f4==0],x,y,z,w)

solve([f1==0,f2==0,f3==0,f4==0],x,y,z,w)


Unfortunately this causes Sage to hang (or it takes a remarkably long time to solve that I interrupt the process). This problem shouldn't be difficult to solve, but I am at a loss as to what to do. Perhaps I am going about this the wrong way??