Re: How to force numeric output

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115639] Re: How to force numeric output*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:38:18 -0500 (EST)

On 1/16/11 at 5:55 AM, ramsey2879 at msn.com (KenR) wrote: >On Jan 15, 4:45 am, KenR <ramsey2... 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]]" >Thanks to those who e-mail me I am aware that the functions Floor >and Sqrt must be capitalized. It still apparently will not work >because Mathematica does not know whether a positive or negative >answer is desired. What do you mean by "will not work"? I get In[1]:= y = 5; x = Floor[Sqrt[y + 1.0]] Out[1]= 2 In[2]:= $Version Out[2]= 8.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (November 6, 2010) Do you get something different? Are you expecting something different?