# Plotting the results from Solve in a Manipulate expression

I am a self-taught Mathematica user, trying to make some progress. This is my code:

Manipulate[
Solve[
{(p1 a1 + p2 .2) (1 + r) + w 1 == p1, (p1 .1 + p2 .4) (1 + r) + w 30 == p2},
{p1, p2}],
{r, 0, .45},
{a1, 0, .6}]


I can get the manipulate-sliders for r and a1. However, I haven´t been able to integrate the plot and the manipulate functions/commands in order to get a two-dimensional plot for p1 and p2 (y-axis) as a function of r (x-axis) while manipulating the values of a1.

You haven't defined w, so I give it an arbitrary value:

w = 1;
Manipulate[
sol = {p1, p2} /.
Solve[{(p1 a1 + p2 .2) (1 + r) + w 1 == p1,
(p1 .1 + p2 .4) (1 + r) + w 30 == p2}, {p1, p2}];
Plot[sol, {r, 0, 045}],
{a1, 0, .6}
] • Sir, thank you for your answer! – HML1959 Jun 21 '16 at 15:46

The problem you are feeding Solve has a unique solution and it would be most efficient to solve it once and then feed the result into Manipulate.

Solve[
{
(p1 a1 + p2/5) (1 + r) + w == p1,
(p1/10 + 2 p2/5) (1 + r) + 30 w == p2},
{p1, p2}
] To simplify the code a bit it is proposed that functions representing p1 and p2 should be defined.

f1[w_, a_, r_] := (10 (33 w + 28 r w))/
(29 - 30 a - 22 r - 10 a r - r^2 + 20 a r^2)

f2[w_, a_, r_] := -((5 (-301 w + 300 a w - r w + 300 a r w))/
(29 - 30 a - 22 r - 10 a r - r^2 + 20 a r^2))


Use these in Manipulate with a and w as variables.

Manipulate[
Plot[{f1[w, a, r], f2[w, a, r]},
{r, 0, 45},
PlotStyle -> {Black, Red}
],
{{w, 1}, 0.5, 5, Appearance -> "Open"},
{{a, 0.1}, 0, 1, Appearance -> "Open"}
] • Sir, thank for your answer! – HML1959 Jun 21 '16 at 16:06