Differentiating Variables with Subscripts on the HP-50g

  1. Hi,

    First: Hello, Physics Forums (this is my first post)!

    Now to business.

    I am trying to enter the Distance Forumula:

    m = sqrt([x2-x1] + [x2-x1])

    into the Equation Solver on the HP-50g. However, I cannot find a way to subscript variables. Of course, I could just enter,

    m= sqrt ([A2-B1] + [C2-D1])

    but that makes things a little confusing. Is there a way to subscript variables, and have them act independently?

    Thanks,
    Pianoman
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  2. jcsd
  3. You can simply use x1, x2, x3, and x4 -- the calculator will treat them as separate variables.
     
  4. Thank you!
     
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