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Re: number dot (with space)

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  • Subject: [mg99808] Re: [mg99773] number dot (with space)
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 04:17:58 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Probably you had a decimal somewhere in your expression, and the result 
of the integration produces a result that involves -1 (as a decimal) 
times g.

Emin Gahramanov wrote:
> Hi guys,
> sorry for the silly question (I am a Mathematica dummy). I have integrated 
> out an expression, and I do not know how to interpret the term like this:
> (-1. g + r)^4)
> What throws me off is "1. g" (g is a parameter), what is that dot after one
>  and there is also a SPACE after the dot and before "g" symbol. Sometimes I
>  get smth. like "1. r" what is that supposed to mean? If r=2, then how to
>  interpret the latter? Is it 1.2?? Or? Thanks.

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