Hello,

I wrote a code to solve a system of non-linear equations, but I am not getting the right answer when I run it. I thought the initial guess was the problem, so I used experimental values from a research paper, but the solution is not even close it. Additionally, I get a comment that the solver was stopped prematurely. I am not very experienced in Matlab. Could someone help me find what I am doing wrong?

`function f = root(x)%data`

delta = [0.1]*1e-4; QA = 3.57; QB = 20; QC = 60; QD = 1000; ph = [9.86923]*76; pl = [0.986923]*76; nF = 277778; yAF = 0.7841; yBF = 0.2084; yCF = 0.0003; yDF = 1-yAF-yBF-yCF; A = 2260000;% Material Balance

f(1) = x(13)*x(1) + x(14)*x(5) - nF*yAF;f(2) = x(13)*x(2) + x(14)*x(6) - nF*yBF;f(3) = x(13)*x(3) + x(14)*x(7) - nF*yCF;f(4) = x(13)*x(4) + x(14)*x(8) - nF*yDF;% Material Balance in terms of flux

f(5) = x(9)*A - x(13)*x(1);f(6) = x(10)*A - x(13)*x(2);f(7) = x(11)*A - x(13)*x(3);f(8) = x(12)*A - x(13)*x(4);% Flux Equations

f(9) = x(9) - (QA/delta)*(ph*x(5) - pl*x(1));f(10) = x(10) - (QB/delta)*(ph*x(6) - pl*x(2));f(11) = x(11) - (QC/delta)*(ph*x(7) - pl*x(3));f(12) = x(12) - (QD/delta)*(ph*x(8) - pl*x(4));% Component Equations

f(13) = x(5) + x(6) + x(7) + x(8) - 1;f(14) = x(1) + x(2) + x(3) + x(4) - 1;end

followed by:

`x0 = [0.42, 0.48, 0.05, 0.05, 0.825, 0.075, 0.05, 0.05, 0.00258, 0.00295, 0.00031, 00031, 13888.9, 263889]';[x, fval] = fsolve(@root, x0) `

The output I get is:

`Solver stopped prematurely.fsolve stopped because it exceeded the function evaluation limit,options.MaxFunctionEvaluations = 1.400000e+03.x = 1.0e+11 * 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1.6223 -1.9271`

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