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Re: why the overflow problems when using assigned values a,b,c vs. actual numbers?

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  • Subject: [mg47287] Re: why the overflow problems when using assigned values a,b,c vs. actual numbers?
  • From: lalu_bhatt at yahoo.com (Bhuvanesh)
  • Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 03:30:45 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <c3udjo$9oa$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

angelomuscat at hotmail.com (Angelomuscot) wrote:
> In[4]:=
> a^b^c
> 
> From In[4]:=
> \!\(\*
>   RowBox[{\(General::"ovfl"\), \(\(:\)\(\ \)\), "\<\"Overflow occurred in 
>       computation. \\!\\(\\*
>       ButtonBox[\\\"More?\\\", ButtonStyle->\\\"RefGuideLinkText\\\", \
> ButtonFrame->None, ButtonData:>\\\"General::ovfl\\\"]\\)\"\>"}]\)
> 
> Out[4]=
> Overflow[]

a^b^c is interpreted as a^(b^c), in accordance with standard
mathematical convention. To get what you want, use (a^b)^c instead.

Bhuvanesh,
Wolfram Research.

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