Unformatted text preview: the line to signal the end of your expression. 2+3 34*9845; Type this as is, without the semicolon on the ﬁrst line. Maple will warn you about the missing semicolon, but will usually do the calculation anyway. Sometimes you may want to start a new line as part of the same expression; you can do this by holding the shift key while you press return. Do this after the “98”. 2/5 + 1/3; 23/45167/345*2/3; All rational arithmetic is done exactly. 2^5; 2**5; 3^27; ifactor(%); Maple knows standard mathematical notation, including these two symbols for exponentiation. The percent sign ( % ) denotes the previous result (it’s called the ‘ditto’ operator). The command ifactor does integer factoring; the command factor factors polynomials....
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 Spring '07
 JonathanRogawski
 Math, Calculus, Algebra, Mathematical notation

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