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Steve Tse
01/29/05 10:05pm

I am using Mathematica 5.1.
Why does it calculate (-0.1)^(1/3) to be
0.232079 + 0.401973i ?

It should be -0.4615888.

It happens to negative numbers with decimal places when I take the cubic root.



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(-0.1)^(1/3)...complex!? Steve Tse 01/29/05 10:05pm
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