3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2011 5:23 PM by pauland

# Math problem

Hi

I am trying to divide a variable by 1 to get a number, but everything I have tried doesnt seem to work. Here is the code:

var a:Number=Number (R_P1.text)
var b:Number=Number (R_P2.text)
var c:Number=Number (R_P3.text)
var d:Number=Number (R_P4.text)
var e:Number=Number (R_P5.text)
var f:Number=Number (R_P6.text)
var g:Number=Number (R_P7.text)
var h:Number=Number (R_P8.text)
var i:Number=Number (R_P9.text)
var j:Number=Number (R_P10.text)

var k:Number = (1/a)+(1/b)+(1/c)+(1/d)+(1/e)+(1/f)+(1/g)+(1/h)+(1/h)+(1/j)

TotalR_P.text = String (k)

Thanks for the help!!

David

• ###### 1. Re: Math problem

What does "doesn't seem to work" mean?

- Gordon

• ###### 2. Re: Math problem

This returns "Infinity" regardless of the values of 'a' through 'j'.

• ###### 3. Re: Math problem

david567890 wrote:

This returns "Infinity" regardless of the values of 'a' through 'j'.

OK, I gave your example a go.

If I leave the boxes blank and run, I get Infinity. (fair enough)

If I populate the text fields with 1 and then run I get 10. (correct answer)

If I leave any box empty I get Infinity. (fair enough)

I'm curious as to how you are allowing the user to populate the fields then call the code you have supplied. Sounds like you are running the calculation before the fields are populated.