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Re: Mathematica syntax problem: tsntxi

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  • From: Olga Botvinnik <olga.botvinnik at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:09:02 -0400 (EDT)
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Thank you to all! This problem has been resolved. The brackets were my
problem because I was using them to keep track of different braces.

2011/6/16 Vivek Joshi <vivekjjoshi29 at>

> Can you describe your complete problem ? Nothing seems to be wrong with the
> syntax except square braces around your expression. Square braces f[...] are
> used to define arguments to a function. Eg:
> In[15]:= Simplify[((x-a)/A)^2+((y-b)/B)^2-2*r*(x-a)*(y-b)/(A*B)]
> Out[15]= (a-x)^2/A^2-(2 r (a-x) (b-y))/(A B)+(b-y)^2/B^2
> In[14]:= ((x-a)/A)^2+((y-b)/B)^2-2*r*(x-a)*(y-b)/(A*B)
> Out[14]= (-a+x)^2/A^2-(2 r (-a+x) (-b+y))/(A B)+(-b+y)^2/B^2
> Vivek J. Joshi
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 3:59 AM, unabashed <olga.botvinnik at>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am new to Mathematica and cannot figure out this syntax problem:
>> Syntax::tsntxi: "[((x-a)/A)^2+((y-b)/B)^2-2*r*(x-a)*(y-b)/(A*B)]" is
>> incomplete; more input is needed.
>> Can someone give me some insight?
>> Thank you very much.

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