I want to characterize the set of parameters that satisfy some conditions. One of the conditions is that the result of Solve/FindRoot is greater than zero. Example:

f[x_, a_, b_, c_] := a*x + Log[b*x - c] - Log[2 a + 10 c]
0<a<1 && 0.5<b<1&&1<c<2

In my example above, I want to find the minimum value of a, b and c that respect the given range such that x>0 (x given by the f[x,a,b,c] from Solve or FindRoot. Any ideas?


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Perhaps you can use NMinimize:

        f[x, a, b, c] == 0 && x>0 && 0<a<1 && 0.5<b<1 && 1<c<2

{1.5, {x -> 22., a -> 3.26705*10^-23, b -> 0.5, c -> 1.}}

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much, Carl Woll. This was certainly what I needed. $\endgroup$
    – Laura K
    Sep 4, 2017 at 23:02
  • $\begingroup$ Carl, what if I cannot find the zero of function f[x,a,b,c] cannot be solved for x analytically but it has the result of a numerical approximation? $\endgroup$
    – Laura K
    Sep 6, 2017 at 23:40

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