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keep the answer + use answer in next

keep the answer + use answer in next

Using the Smart Math Calculator, can I save the answer and carry it down to the next problem without copy & paste?
10 + = 15
10 = 20
20 – 5

richardao

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Re: keep the answer + use answer in next

Hi richardao,
Yes you can do that simply by saving the result in a variable and reusing that variable:

a=10+5
a+3

In above lines, a+3 will result in 18.

Does it answer your question?

We are considering making it easier in next release by allowing this:

10+5
+3

The above would result in 18 as well. Do you prefer this way better?

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Re: keep the answer + use answer in next

thank you for the answer...
the second example 10+5+3 I can do now.
what I want to do is print out:
10+5 = 15
15+3 = 18

richardao

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Re: keep the answer + use answer in next

What I meant was that in the first line you type 10+5

Then in the second line you type +3

After you type +3 it would automatically release that you like it to to be added to previous line and convert it to 15+3

This is an idea that we may implement in a future version.

For now you can simply define variables to do a same thing.
In Smart Math Calculator type:

a=10+5
3+a

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now I understand - thanks

Thanks for you answer.
Sincerely,
Richard O.

richardao

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three correct answers then wrong number

Using the Calculator on this web site:
first three had correct answer
In the fourth: d=c+10
c is not 29 , c = 299792458
a=10+5 15
b=a+3 18
c=b+11 29
c 299792458 [c is not 29 but 299792458]
d=c+10 299792468

tried the following:
d=a+b+c 299792491
Do not know why 29 became 299792458

richardao

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Re: keep the answer + use answer in next

richardao wrote:d=a+b+c 299792491
Do not know why 29 became 299792458
The problem is that c also happened to be the constant for the "speed of light" which is 299 792 458 m/s (see the "c" button on the right side of the keypad in Smart math calculator).

I will fix this problem in the next version so that if you defined your own variable c which has a same name as another variable, then your defined variable should take priority.

For now avoid using "c" or any other reserved variable name as the name of variable. Try "d" instead in this case.

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thanks

thank you

richardao

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Alternative for answer

Assign the answer to a variable - either "a" or "ans". I would also recommend that builtins (such as c for the speed of light) be renamed with some symbol that sets them apart, such as @c.

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Re: keep the answer + use answer in next

bsborden wrote:Assign the answer to a variable - either "a" or "ans".
The answer of a previous line is always stored in ~ if you don't assign it to any other variable. So if you type 4*5 in the first line and type ~+1 in the second you get 21 as answer of the second line.

bsborden wrote:I would also recommend that builtins (such as c for the speed of light) be renamed with some symbol that sets them apart, such as @c.
The speed of light is already renamed to SpeedOfLight instead of c.
Also the problem mentioned by original author is now fixed. So if you have a variable name define in your file with same name as global variable then the one you define in your file takes priority.

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