To Format the Result Display
1. Select one or multiple math regions to format, or click outside a math region to apply result formatting to all the math regions in your worksheet.
2. On the Math Formatting tab, in the Results group, you can configure the following options:
Result Format—Controls the display format of numeric results.
The below examples assume default settings of Display Precision and Show Trailing Zeros.
(General)—Results are in exponential notation when the exponential threshold is exceeded. The exponential threshold is set to 3.
(Decimal)—Results are never in exponential notation.
12461.7556 = 12461.756
The longest decimal place PTC Mathcad displays is 15, but only the first 14 digits are accurate. For example:
12345678901234567890 = 12345678901234600000
(Scientific)—Results are always in exponential notation.
12461.7556 = 1.246 × 104
(Engineering)—Results are always in exponential notation, and the exponents are multiples of three.
12461.7556 = 12.462 × 103
Percent—Results are multiplied by 100 and displayed as percent.
12461.7556 = 12462175.56%
Show Trailing Zeros—Controls whether trailing zeros display to the right of the decimal point to fulfill the current choice of Display Precision.
For example, if the display precision is 3, then:
1.5 = 1.5 when trailing zeros are not displayed and 1.5 = 1.500 when trailing zeros are displayed.
Display Precision—Controls the number of digits displayed to the right of the decimal point, assuming that Show Trailing Zeros is selected. However, if N is the number of digits to the left of the decimal point, then at most 16 − N digits can be displayed to the right of the decimal point, regardless of the setting of Display Precision. This option affects only the display. Calculations occur with full precision no matter how you decide to display the result.
The number of decimal places must be between 0 and 16 inclusive.
—Decreases the number of decimal places displayed.
—Increases the number of decimal places displayed.
Complex Values
Cartesian Form—Displays the real and imaginary part of complex numbers. The imaginary unit is either i or j.
Polar Form—Displays the magnitude and the angle of complex numbers. The angle is either in radians or in degrees.
3. To discard the changes you made and restore the default result formatting, click Clear Format.
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