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Re: Not getting numeric answer to simple division

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  • Subject: [mg56612] Re: [mg56592] Not getting numeric answer to simple division
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:27:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: hanlonr at cox.net
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Exact numbers produce exact results

3/2

3/2

Use N

3/2//N

1.5

Or, use at least one inexact number

3./2

1.5

3/2.

1.5


Bob Hanlon

> 
> From: Paul Hughes <psidoc at gmail.com>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Date: 2005/04/29 Fri AM 03:21:53 EDT
> Subject: [mg56612] [mg56592] Not getting numeric answer to simple division
> 
> 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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