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Simplifying expressions, and Alpha

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  • Subject: [mg31336] Simplifying expressions, and Alpha
  • From: msdawy at (Mohamed El Dawy)
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 02:23:19 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

i have 2 problems... i'd be very grateful if anyone could help me..
1. some expressions return very complex expressions (e.g. when u solve
a third degree equation), you get a very complex formula for the
result. i am looking for a way to output the result in a
human-readable format (like 2.3342218) not with many roots, and stuff
like this, how can i do it?

2. how can i find the point on a chi squared distribution where the
CDF will be 0.995?

thank you very much in advance...


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