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monetary units (e.g. $/kW)

monetary units (e.g. $/kW)

monetary units (e.g. $/kW)

I want to create a monetary Unit like $ to assign it to a value, say 100 $/kW for example. How can I do that in MathCad 11 (2001)?
Thank you very much!!

RE: monetary units (e.g. $/kW)

You can use CTRL-SHFT-K to enter "$" as a character, rather than an operator.

Goto a blank region
Type a single character
Type $
Delete the initial character


RE: monetary units (e.g. $/kW)

Thank you for your quick reply!
I'm afraid that my problem is still not solved. What I actually need is that MathCad recognizes $ or € as a unit so that I can calculate with it:


cost := 100 $/kW
power := 5 kW
result := cost * power
result = 500 $

When I type the unit in the way you explained MathCad says that there are undefined functions (-> $).

RE: monetary units (e.g. $/kW)

Make a $ the way IRstuff said, type :=1 (or ~1 to make the unit global).  
Now put $ in the unit placeholder when you define your variables and after the result.  It has to be type with ctrl-shft-k like before, but if you highlight the original $ and copy it to the clipboard, you can paste it into all of the placeholders.

RE: monetary units (e.g. $/kW)

ok smile

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