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nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?

nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?

nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?


Well, I dug out my old 4.0 floppies for a quick 5-year check (still good after after 21 years); and got bumbling with the program after a quick install from my trusty CD-R backup. This software is always great fun to work with; still a touchstone of convenience and power ;o)

Well, as the title suggests, how might one go about forming/displaying an nth root in 4.0? Nothing in the helpfiles, tutorial, or any of my handbooks; and, of course, no symbolic shortcut on the left-docked toolbar...

Was this function left to a workaround, or is it just hiding somewhere in "plain sight?" Any other well-known quirks to tuck away in the notes???

Thanks and have a great day!

RE: nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?

Can't tell about the hidden treasuries of version 4, but how about x^(1/n) ?

RE: nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?

[CFRL]\ not working in that version?

RE: nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?

Wrong again [CTRL]\

RE: nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?

Functionally, that works; but there's no symbolic output. Trying to get a functional, standard nth root representation for the document...

Sadly, no; that seems to have come into play much later than this old version--

Any other ideas? This seems like a rather queer shortcoming even when one considers the age of the thing ;o)

RE: nth Roots in Historic Mathcad 4.0?

This seems like a rather queer shortcoming even when one considers the age of the thing ;o)

Well, Mathcad 1.0 probably only worked as a basic 4-function calculator! (It's hardly surprising that they added functionality with every release!)


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