# Errors in defining variables (binary) and equalitites

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 Hi, I got those two errors when debugging my code: Set::write: Tag Plus in a0+b0 is Protected. NMinimize::ivar: z0+2 z1+3 z2+4 z3 is not a valid variable. I don't what are the problem? However,I have defined the following: npm1 = z0 1 + z1 2 + z2 3 + z3 4; z0 + z1 + z2 + z3 = 1; 0 <= z0 <= 1; 0 <= z1 <= 1, 0 <= z2 <= 1, 0 <= z3 <= 1, 0 <= z4 <= 1 The variables should be binary [0,1]. Answer
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Posted 1 month ago
 Try npm1 = z0 1 + z1 2 + z2 3 + z3 4; NMinimize[{npm1,z0+z1+z2+z3==1&&0<=z0<=1&&0<=z1<=1&&0<=z2<=1&&0<=z3<=1},{z0,z1,z2,z3}] If you want to constrain your variables to be 0 or 1 then you should look at Element[z0,Integers]&&0<=z0<=1 Otherwise your variables can have any value between 0 and 1 Answer
Posted 1 month ago
 Should I use "&&" between defining the constraints? I have already defined them as integers: {a0, a1, a2, a3, b0, b1, b2, b3, z0, z1, z2, z3} \[Element] Integers} So, why it is not a valid variable ? and protected? Thanks, Answer
Posted 1 month ago
 This Set::write: Tag Plus in a0+b0 is Protected. error is probably because of using = instead of == in z0+z1+z2+z3==1 Answer