# Solving a system of algebraic equations with SymPy

I am new to python SymPy and am trying to solve a simple system of equations. I can successfully evaluate the variable "y", but when I try to replace that value with "x", I cannot get it to just evaluate the expression and output the value. My code looks like this:

`x = Symbol('x') y = Symbol('y') A = 1 B = 3 C = 6 x = solve(A*(1-x-y) + B*x + C*y - 4, x) x = x[0] y = solve(A*(1-x-y) + B*x - (8-C)*y, y) y = y[0] print x print x.subs(y,0.5)`

Every try I've made so far only returns -5 * y / 2 + 3/2. I've tried using it for float, trying to use the solution expression in different ways and casting it to a string, and then using simpify to cast it back into the expressible.

Nothing I have done is working and I understand that this will probably be an easy task, but I cannot figure it out. Any suggestion would help, thanks!

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I'm not sure if you are going for something like:

`from sympy import * x = Symbol('x') y = Symbol('y') A = 1 B = 3 C = 6 xeq = solve(A*(1-x-y) + B*x + C*y - 4,x)[0] print ('x = %s' % xeq) yeq = solve(A*(1-x-y) + B*x - (8-C)*y,y)[0] print ('y = %s' % yeq) ysolve = 0.5 xval = xeq.subs(y, ysolve) print ('If y = %f, x = %f' % (ysolve, xval)) yval = yeq.subs(x, xval) print ('If x = %f, y = %f' % (xval, yval))`

The output would be:

```
x = -5*y/2 + 3/2
y = 2*x/3 + 1/3
If y = 0.500000, x = 0.250000
If x = 0.250000, y = 0.500000
```

I believe the main problem with your code is that you are rewriting symbols `x`

and `y`

as you go along.

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Don't forget that you can solve both at the same time with:

```
>>> x,y=symbols('x y')
>>> A = 1
>>> B = 3
>>> C = 6
>>> sol = solve((
... A*(1-x-y) + B*x + C*y - 4,
... A*(1-x-y) + B*x - (8-C)*y, ))
>>> sol
{x: 1/4, y: 1/2}
>>> print "x = {x} and y = {y}".format(x=sol[x],y=sol[y])
x = 1/4 and y = 1/2
```

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