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## How to show less decimals in equation?  4-Participant

## How to show less decimals in equation? Hi, I want to know how you would show less decimals in an equation and maybe move one part down a line to better fit the A4 format.

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Accepted Solutions  23-Emerald II
(To:JB_9845599)

You should attach your Prime worksheet file, not only/just a picture.

The symbolic solver works best with symbols and non-magic numbers. Change all items in the equation to symbols, will give you a symbolic answer for RB, expressed in the other symbols. From there you can calculate the result numerically. See here: (Lacking your worksheet I don't know all the values you put in...)

If you insist on using numerical values with a symbolic solve, change 1.5 to 3/2  and make sure that the values for v, VC, P and P2 are also exact (e.g. v=pi/6, etc). That should ensure that the symbolic solver will produce an exact answer.

Or you should do your solving numerically, using the root() function.

Success!
Luc

3 REPLIES 3  23-Emerald II
(To:JB_9845599)

You should attach your Prime worksheet file, not only/just a picture.

The symbolic solver works best with symbols and non-magic numbers. Change all items in the equation to symbols, will give you a symbolic answer for RB, expressed in the other symbols. From there you can calculate the result numerically. See here: (Lacking your worksheet I don't know all the values you put in...)

If you insist on using numerical values with a symbolic solve, change 1.5 to 3/2  and make sure that the values for v, VC, P and P2 are also exact (e.g. v=pi/6, etc). That should ensure that the symbolic solver will produce an exact answer.

Or you should do your solving numerically, using the root() function.

Success!
Luc  19-Tanzanite
(To:JB_9845599)    23-Emerald II
(To:ttokoro)

Be VERY careful with this approach. It actually reduces the number of digits that is calculated with, as shown here: Success!
Luc 