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Re: A Learning TableForm Problem

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  • Subject: [mg32870] Re: [mg32838] A Learning TableForm Problem
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 04:35:30 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

----- Original Message -----
Is this a homework problem? I assume it is not.

I found no difficulty in displaying your table (perhaps you have some
punctuation problem):

Clear[f]; f[x_] := x^3 - 4*x^2 - 2*x + 8
TableForm[Table[{i, f[i]}, {i, 1, 2, 0.1}],
  TableHeadings -> {None, {"x", "f(x)"}}]

(I omit the output). It displays all right. I don't understand what you say
about the right arrow

Tomas Garza
Mexico City

From: "Carlos" <k9zm at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg32870] [mg32838] A Learning TableForm Problem

> I need to know why this isn't working for me.  The example I am given is:
> Find an estimate for the zero of the Polynomial.  f(x)=x^3-4x^2-2x+8
> On a graph the estimated zero is between (1,2)   and it asks us to divide
> the interval into tenths
> f[x_]:=x^3-4x^2-2x+8
> TableForm[Table[{i,f[i]},{i,1,2,0.1}],
> TableHeadings>{None,{"x","f(x)"}}]
> The > is as close as I can get to a right arrow sign
> The example I have shows a table  with 2 columns and appropriate numbers,
> but I cannot get this to display on Mathematica for me.  Any ideas?
> Thanks
> Carlos

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