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(OP)
Hi. I have just purchased the new MathCAD 11.0.

I was wondering, how can I make the application display its intermediate calculation (do not know if it is the right term, but the calculations you use to get from equation A til equation A_final)?
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### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

As a general rule, Mathcad will not display intermediate results.

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### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

(OP)
Can you force it to display them or change the rule?

Is the term "intermediate calculations" correct?

### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

No, the program is like a calculator; when an HP-15 does a numerical integration, there are no intermediate results available.

Yes

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### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

(OP)
Are there any reasons for not displaying intermediate calculations?

### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

Yes, it slows down the calculations

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### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

(OP)
I see. Thanks.

Is there any way to display the variables before calculating them?

E.g.:

distance = 10m
time = 2s

v := m/s

v = 10m/2s

v = 5m/s

?

### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

The point of mathcad is that it doesn't bog down an analysis with every arithmetical step.  It goes directly from variables to a result via an equation or function.  If you're concerned about showing ALL of your work, you don't need Mathcad.  You need a pencil.  (Just teasing)

I enjoy using Mathcad because all the arithmetical steps are skipped, allowing a very clean presentation of an analysis.

STF

### RE: Intermediate calculations in MathCAD

Hobz,

to add my own few grains, it is possible to solve for a variable symbolically, once it's defined with CTRL+. (symbol is approximatly an arrow ->)

In your case you could tupe v->

You should see then v-> 10m/2s

Hope this helps,

LLeo.

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