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Re: Not getting numeric answer to simple division

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  • Subject: [mg56608] Re: [mg56592] Not getting numeric answer to simple division
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:27:17 -0400 (EDT)
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Use N

In[58]:=
N[1+1/2]

Out[58]=
1.5

On 4/29/05, Paul Hughes <psidoc at gmail.com> 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
> 
> 


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