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Re: Not getting numeric answer to simple division


Paul Hughes wrote:
> Does anyone know how to get a numeric answer to a simple division problem?
> 
> Even if I have a very complex problem, the moment I place the division
> symbol '/' into the equation, my answer always comes out as   a/b in
> some form.
> 
> Paul
> 
I presume you mean that something like 2/3 comes back unchanged - as a 
fraction. Mathematica will never make approximations unless you ask it 
to, so try:

2/3 //N

David Bailey
dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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