# Question:fsolve returns its own statement

## Question:fsolve returns its own statement

Maple 18

Hi Everyone,

I have a bunch polynomial systems of equations (all form zero-dimensional ideals, i.e. there is a finite number of complex solutions), and I would like to get a real solution for each of them, if available.

fsolve would be the tool to use. But it lead to some strange behaviour for me. Among some other inputs, the input

fsolve({81*x3^12+72*x3^10-614*x3^9+16*x3^8-384*x3^7+1884*x3^6+480*x3^4-2760*x3^3+1600, 81*x2*x3^11+72*x2*x3^9-452*x2*x3^8+16*x2*x3^7-240*x2*x3^6+980*x2*x3^5+32*x2*x3^4-144*x2*x3^3-800*x2*x3^2-220*x3^3+160*x2^2+480*x2+520, 81*x3^11+72*x3^9-452*x3^8+16*x3^7-240*x3^6+980*x3^5+32*x3^4-144*x3^3-800*x3^2+160*x1+160*x2+480},{x1, x2, x3});

somehow outputs itself, i.e.

fsolve({81*x3^12+72*x3^10-614*x3^9+16*x3^8-384*x3^7+1884*x3^6+480*x3^4-2760*x3^3+1600, 81*x2*x3^11+72*x2*x3^9-452*x2*x3^8+16*x2*x3^7-240*x2*x3^6+980*x2*x3^5+32*x2*x3^4-144*x2*x3^3-800*x2*x3^2-220*x3^3+160*x2^2+480*x2+520, 81*x3^11+72*x3^9-452*x3^8+16*x3^7-240*x3^6+980*x3^5+32*x3^4-144*x3^3-800*x3^2+160*x1+160*x2+480},{x1, x2, x3})

I know that this system has no real solutions, but only complex ones. But wouldn't the expected output then be just nothing (as e.g. "solve" does)?

I am confused by this output. Furthermore, how can I "check" with Maple if the output was a solution? By checking the type? There must be less hacky solutions. Thank you all in advance for your help.

Albert

PS.: When I add the keyword "complex" to the function call, then I receive a complex solution; hence, the syntax at least is correct (if someonw might have doubted that).

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