Re: How to force numeric output

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115623] Re: How to force numeric output*From*: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>*Date*: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 05:56:18 -0500 (EST)

Mathematica is case - sensitive (as indicated by the color coding of your input) y = 5; x = Floor[Sqrt[y + 1.0]]; x 2 Bob Hanlon ---- KenR <ramsey2879 at msn.com> wrote: ============= I am new to Mathematica and cant seem to get it to give a numeric answer to input y = 5; x = floor[sqrt[y+1.0]]; x. instead of a numeric it gives "out floor[sqrt[6.0]]" what am I doing wrong? I have Mathematica 8.0 Thankyou, Kenneth Ramsey