Re: Usage of #1

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96330] Re: Usage of #1*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.com>*Date*: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 05:25:21 -0500 (EST)*References*: <gmrmdk$9uk$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Nandini, you will know that machine numbers are inaccurate. To circumvent this, mathematica uses so called root object to represent algebraic numbers. A root object is a zero of some specified polynomial. You may get a machine number by wrapping it in N[..]. hope this helps, Daniel Nandhini wrote: > Frnds, > Im very new to mathematica. I have got a result where im getting > something like "Root[1+a #1+a^2 #1^5 &,1]. i wud like to know how else > i can write it. i dont want the #1 to b displayed. is tehre any > alternative. Plz help me out of this. > > Thanks in advance, > Nandhini >