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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm wondering if anyone knows how, using the Maxima CAS, to force the evaluation of an expression? For example, if a function returns something like the following as a solution:

[tex]-\frac{{2}^{\frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2}-5\,\left( \frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2\right) }{log\left( 2\right) \,{2}^{\frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2}-5}+\frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2[/tex]

it sure would be nice to ask Maxima to evaluate it to a certain number of digits! :uhh:

[tex]-\frac{{2}^{\frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2}-5\,\left( \frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2\right) }{log\left( 2\right) \,{2}^{\frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2}-5}+\frac{6}{4\,log\left( 2\right) -5}+2[/tex]

it sure would be nice to ask Maxima to evaluate it to a certain number of digits! :uhh: