# Using Matlab to Simplify

#### sailmike

Joined Nov 11, 2013
147
I have this long equation and I'd like to know if I can get Matlab to simplify to Vo/Vi = ? The equation is from problem 3a. I hope I got it right so far.

Thanks,
Mike

#### shteii01

Joined Feb 19, 2010
4,644
I don't think matlab is setup for that sort of thing. I remember using maple for that sort of thing back in freshman or sophomore college math.

#### sailmike

Joined Nov 11, 2013
147
What about the solve function? I just thought of it, but haven't tried it yet. Maybe: solve(equation, vo/vi)?

#### shteii01

Joined Feb 19, 2010
4,644
What about the solve function? I just thought of it, but haven't tried it yet. Maybe: solve(equation, vo/vi)?
I don't know. I use matlab to solve stuff that have actual numerical value. The problem you showed does not have any numbers, all the variables are symbolic and I remember doing that sort of thing with maple.