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Re: Elementary Calculation

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg60087] Re: Elementary Calculation
  • From: mike_in_england2000 at yahoo.co.uk
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 06:43:19 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <df668b$8m3$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi Jim

The command you need is Expand

Expand[(24 + 5*Sqrt[23])^2]

hope this helps

Mike
Jim Dars wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm using version 4.
>
> I wish to calculate (24+5*sq,rt.23)^2
> I'm using the square root symbol from the palette.
>
> I want to obtain (1151 + 240*sq.rt. 23)
>
> I've tried Simplify and FullSimplify but I keep getting (24+5*sq,rt.23)^2.
>
> What command should I use?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> Best wishes, Jim


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