Thread: How to program this math problem

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    How to program this math problem

    Hello world! :P

    How do I write this math problem in my code?

    X divided by Y to the second power multiplied by 703?

    I tried:

     total=(x / y^2) * 703);
    but I get a compile error stating there is a syntax error before the ")" token. I am not sure how/where to put the parenthesis, etc.



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    You need to make use of math.h to then be able to use pow(). No need for the paren at the end of your statement or count how many closing and open parens you have, they need to match up.

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    Or just do total = 703 * x / (y * y) if you want to avoid using pow() for something this simple.

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