# Question:Error, (in RootFinding:-RSGateway:-refine_uni_tri) invalid input: RootFinding:-RSGateway:-try_refine_iso_tri expects its 1st argument, box, to be of type nonemptylist([rational, rational]), but received

## Question:Error, (in RootFinding:-RSGateway:-refine_uni_tri) invalid input: RootFinding:-RSGateway:-try_refine_iso_tri expects its 1st argument, box, to be of type nonemptylist([rational, rational]), but received

Maple 2023

I would like to get a (necessary and sufficient) condition on real parameters , , and  for which there exists (at least) one non-negative solution to
A convenient way to formulate this is using quantifiers. Unfortunately, if I run

`QuantifierElimination:-QuantifierEliminate(:-exists([x],:-And(x>=0,9*x^4+c<9*a*(x-1)+3*b*(x^2-1)+c*x^3)));`

Maple will simply output

Error, (in RootFinding:-RSGateway:-refine_uni_tri) invalid input: RootFinding:-RSGateway:-try_refine_iso_tri expects its 1st argument, box, to be of type nonemptylist([rational, rational]), but received [8019*x^2+(-9*v__2^2-96552*v__2-279834912)*x+49*v__2^3+78318*v__2^2-387436932*v__2+121801800168, v__2^4+2052*v__2^3-5536296*v__2^2+3575222064*v__2-710903793888]

As an alternative method, one can execute

```RealDomain:-solve([x >= 0, 9*x**4 + c < 9*a*(x - 1) + 3*b*(x**2 - 1) + c*x**3], 'parameters' = {a, b, c});
Warning,  computation interrupted
```

Regretfully, this time the computation is not done in several minutes (so one may have to abort it manually).

So, what is the proper approach to the above problem in Maple (without any a priori knowledge, if possible)?

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