Re: Elementary Calculation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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 ---------------------------------------------- Trying to argue with a politician is like lifting up the head of a corpse. (S. Lem: His Master Voice)

**References**:**Elementary Calculation***From:*"Jim Dars" <jim-dars@comcast.net>