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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:= Expand[(24 + 5*Sqrt)^2] Out= 1151 + 240*Sqrt Regards, /J.M.