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Re: ARghh!!

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  • Subject: [mg18797] Re: ARghh!!
  • From: "David Bailey" <db at>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:19:20 -0400
  • Organization: University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK
  • References: <7n12tn$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

O. Matt Umurhan <matt at> wrote in message
news:7n12tn$bd7 at
> To Whomever Can Help Me:
> I am having the worst time dealing with a complex numbered expression.
> The problem is this:  I have a numerical expression I wish mathematica
> to evaluate, the expression happens to be complex.  So, I have it
> do the evaluation and for output it gives me, for example,
> Out[122]=       ((1+ 2 I) - (43 - 4 I))
> when the ouput ought to read:
> Out[123]=      -42 - 2 I
> it leaves the output with these damned parenthesis in there and
> I do not know, for the life of me, how get take this output and
> remove these strange and pesky parens.

In fact the answer is -42+6I, which is what I get when I type your
expression into Mathematica 4.0. Maybe there is something odd about your
notebook. Perhaps you should post the contents of a small notebook which
exhibits this fault.

David Bailey
Salford Software

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