## Mathematical Error or Units

## Mathematical Error or Units

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Hello,

can someone point out the mistake in the attached worksheet. I highlighted the mistakes in yeloow(on the right half of worksheet). I have very simple equations but the mathcad is giving me a different answer to that of manual calcualtion..

Also, the mathcad is rounding off 1.953X10^3 to 2.00x10^3, how do we stop rounding off ??

Thanks for the help..

can someone point out the mistake in the attached worksheet. I highlighted the mistakes in yeloow(on the right half of worksheet). I have very simple equations but the mathcad is giving me a different answer to that of manual calcualtion..

Also, the mathcad is rounding off 1.953X10^3 to 2.00x10^3, how do we stop rounding off ??

Thanks for the help..

## RE: Mathematical Error or Units

M[p] is not being rounded off. Instead, it is currently formatted to just one decimal place. If you reformat to three decimal places (via the menu: Format|Result), you will get what you are looking for.

In the equation for I[k}, the piece (T[p]*(h^3)/12) will have units of L^4 based on the previously defined values and units for T[p] and h. So will the long piece that is added to it, which basically reduces to another T[p]*(h^3). Thus, the result should have units of L^4, not L^3. It occurs to me that the "12" in (T[p]*(h^3)/12) might actually be 12 inches and thus a badly handled unit conversion from a non-Mathcad environment such as a text book. However, if this is the case, a similar division by inches is needed for the second half of the equation.

I hope this helps.

Fred

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## RE: Mathematical Error or Units

## RE: Mathematical Error or Units

That makes sense, more sense than "12" being a conversion factor. I just didn't recognize the obvious. That's what happens when you stay up past 2:30 a.m. photographing a total lunar eclipse.

Fred

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## RE: Mathematical Error or Units

I should get I.k or I.c value 2264 in^4 or 0.109 ft^4 not 3.5*10^4 in^4 or 1.7 ft^4 as calculated by mathcad

Thanks..

## RE: Mathematical Error or Units

The fact that your Ic and Ik produce identical results suggests that your hand calculation is using a different equation for some reason. Additionally, your Iy calculation has both of the first two terms returning zero, which is highly suspect, so is G.tl supposed to be zero, because that's what you have in your sheet. Since that's the only term that's subtracted, I would look there first.

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## RE: Mathematical Error or Units

## RE: Mathematical Error or Units

@mohammed43: as you were confused because Mathcad is rounding every result to one decimal and is also showing trailing zeros (which can be very annoying, especially when showing integer constants like ORIGIN or in plot labels). Thats not the default setting of Mathcad. Somebody obviously had set it that way, either on purpose or unintentional. If you didn't do that, you either are using a sheet which was prepared by someone else or you based your sheet on a template someone else made.

You can change the setting either for a single regions or for all regions in that worksheet by using the menu Format\Result. If the cursor is inside a region/result when you enter the menu, the changes will only apply to that region, if the cursor is somewhere at an empty space of the sheet, the changes apply to the whole sheet. This principle also applies to other changes like plot colors, etc.