subscripts in function definitions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg7954] subscripts in function definitions*From*: Mike Golding <golding at juno.nrl.navy.mil>*Date*: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 02:40:29 -0400*Organization*: Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Is it possible to use subscripted variables in a function definition? something like f[x sub 1_, x sub 2_] := x sub 1 / x sub 2 where by x sub 1 I mean the visually subscripted form obtained either from the palette or the keyboard. I just wonder if I'm doing something stupid. Mma just seems to want to multiply the blanks by the subscripted variable within variable list which is not what I want. Thanks Mike Golding