Re: How to force numeric output

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115624] Re: How to force numeric output*From*: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>*Date*: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 05:56:29 -0500 (EST)*References*: <igrqb1$qmq$1@smc.vnet.net>

On 15.01.2011 10:45, KenR 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 > Hi Kenneth, you did not use Mathematica syntax :-( Try: y = 5; x = Floor[Sqrt[y+1.0]] ^ ^ Cheers, Peter