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Re: Not getting numeric answer to simple division

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg56627] Re: Not getting numeric answer to simple division
  • From: "Dan" <dantopa at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:28:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d4sp98$apu$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Paul:

I am a little bit unsure of what is going on, but I will start by
suggesting that you use the numeric operator N.

Consider the fraction 3/7. There are two forms for the numeric
operator.

Prefix N[] displaying 50 digits:
N[3/7,50]

Postfix //N:
3/7//N

Good luck
Dan


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