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Re: How to force numeric output

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  • 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


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