i have a scanf that puts an equation such as: x*x+x-2 into an array. what i want to do with the array is thus... use the equation to calculate something somehow. i am unable to say blah = array because it is trying to assign the array to blah. how can i utilize the information inserted into the array as an equation rather than simply information in the array? please at least reply letting me know if i have not provided enough information. thank you.