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14-Alexandrite

## Defining division

Can anyone tell me how to define for example x/y as a value I.e 1? This is in context of a ratio. So I'm looking to define a ratio so that when I insert it in a formula MathCAD knows what the ratio value is?

WHen hen for example I write x/y I'm not allowed to define this I.e pressing : does nothing.

Cheers A

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7-Bedrock
(To:Fred_Kohlhepp)

Does the "x/y", then deleting the "" work?

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24-Ruby V
(To:awibroe)

I think that what you demand is possible (the variable name will look like x/y, not like a fraction), but the method to achieve a variable name like x/y is quite different wether you use Mathcad or Prime. So you would have to state which version (Mathcad 15 or Prime) you are using.

23-Emerald I
(To:awibroe)

The only way I can get this in Prime is to launch Mathcad 15.

In 15:  the key combination  "cntrl+shift+k" tells Mathcad to accept any character as variable name, and x/y becomes your variable.

Save the file, open Prime, and convert the file to Prime.  The variable x/y will survive the conversion.

But I can't figure out how to create it in Prime.

7-Bedrock
(To:Fred_Kohlhepp)

Does the "x/y", then deleting the "" work?

23-Emerald I
(To:nas0k)

WOW!

I never would have thought of that!

7-Bedrock
(To:Fred_Kohlhepp)

I think Werner posted a solution awhile back using this method. The things we learn from this collaborator;)

7-Bedrock
(To:nas0k)

ops, callabortory.

24-Ruby V
(To:nas0k)
 Norm Schutzkus wrote: I think Werner posted a solution awhile back using this method. The things we learn from this collaborator;)

And I learned it from the collaboratory, too.

I just don't know whom to give credit for mentioning it first.

14-Alexandrite
(To:awibroe)

Cheers Everyone! the "" method certainly seems to work in Prime.

Question is, where would I be without the User Community???

I tell you where, still struggling with Excel...

Cheers,

Andy.

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