I need to solve a system of equations, without the syms command.

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%I have a system of equations based off of Kirchoff law (e1-e6) that are
%all simultaneously true. The code works to solve for i4 which is the
%answer needed, but I have to do it without the syms command.
syms i1 i2 i3 i4 i5 i6
e1=v-R2*i2-R4*i4==0; %given equations 1-6
vars=[i1 i2 i3 i4 i5 i6];
[A,b] = equationsToMatrix(eqns,vars);
%How do I change this code so I can do it without the syms command?

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 29 Jul 2021
Set up your system of linear equations and solve using left divide.
Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 29 Jul 2021
Sorry, I was thinking of using current loops. You can use nodes, too. You already have your equations. Just write them in matrix form. x contains the currents (i1-i6), A contains the value to multiply current by, and b contains the resulting value. Just keep track of how you multiply matrices (march across the row of A, and down the columns of x).
For example, you have the equation v-R2*i2-R4*i4==0. I'd rearrange this to be R2*i2+R4*i4=v. In matrix form, this is
To add one of your current equations, use 1s and 0s to create the math. For example, to add this equation: i6=i1+i2 to the matrix, I would rearrange it to be i1+i2-i6=0. In matrix form, that looks like this:
You have 6 unknowns, so you need six equations. Convert your remaining equations to matrix form, and then solve using left division.

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