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Re: Elementary Calculation


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
> 
> 
Hi Jim,

Use *Expand*

http://documents.wolfram.com/mathematica/functions/Expand

In[1]:=
Expand[(24 + 5*Sqrt[23])^2]

Out[1]=
1151 + 240*Sqrt[23]

Regards,
/J.M.


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