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Re: Elementary Calculation

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  • Subject: [mg60095] Re: [mg60078] Elementary Calculation
  • From: János <janos.lobb at yale.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 04:32:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200509010613.CAA08851@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Sep 1, 2005, at 2:13 AM, 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
>
>

In[2]:=
m = (24 + 5*Sqrt[23])^2
Out[2]=
(24 + 5*Sqrt[23])^2

In[3]:=
Expand[m]
Out[3]=
1151 + 240*Sqrt[23]

János


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