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[ scientific->value ]

Method

The [scientific->value] returns the numeric value of a scientific typed object.

  • Syntax
scientific->value
Examples
  • Beginner

Use a scientific value in a calculation.

This example shows the use of the [scientific->value] method to perform a calculation using a number which has been converted to the scientific type for display formatting.

Code

var( c = scientific(decimal(299792458)),
        'au' = decimal(149597870700) )

'The Speed of light is '+$c+' m/s<sup>2</sup>.

This means it takes approximately '+(($au/$c->value ) /60)+' minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth.'

Result

The Speed of light is 2.99792458E8 m/s2.

This means it takes approximately 8.316746 minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth.

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