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## Displaying numerical value of symbolic variables

Is it possible to display the numerical value of variables in a line of calculations. For example if I was to calculate the strength of a beam. I want the calculations to look like the following:

Depth of beam:                D = 300mm

Bredth of beam:               B = 125mm

Section modulus:             Z = 1/6 * B * D^2 = 1/6 * 125mm * 300mm^2 = 1.875 x 10 ^6 mm3

Bending strength:             fb = 38 MPa

Strength reduction:          phi=  0.8

Bending strength:            Mn = phi*k*fb*Z = 0.8*0.8*38MPa*1.875 x 10 ^6 mm3 = 57 kNm

I appreciate any feedback.

Liam

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## Re: Displaying numerical value of symbolic variables

 Liam Strange wrote: Hello fellow MathCad users, Is it possible to display the numerical value of variables in a line of calculations. For example if I was to calculate the strength of a beam. I want the calculations to look like the following: Depth of beam:                D = 300mm Bredth of beam:               B = 125mm Section modulus:             Z = 1/6 * B * D^2 = 1/6 * 125mm * 300mm^2 = 1.875 x 10 ^6 mm3 Bending strength:             fb = 38 MPa Strength reduction:          phi=  0.8 Loading duration factor:    k = 0.8 Bending strength:            Mn = phi*k*fb*Z = 0.8*0.8*38MPa*1.875 x 10 ^6 mm3 = 57 kNm FYI I have MathCad 15 and MathCad Prime 3.0. I appreciate any feedback. Liam

Kind of.  Almost.  Use the symbolic keyword "explicit" ... I've checked and although it's x-rated it will show numbers even if they're under 18. Remember that the symbolic processor is not unit-aware, which is why some of the results look a bit strange.  In fact, I'm intrigued as to how it equated cubic metres to litres ...

Stuart

## Re: Displaying numerical value of symbolic variables

Hey Stuart,

Thank you for your reply! It was much appreciated. This is exactly what I wanted. Although this feature is not intuitively obvious.