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i am new with Mathematica. i am trying to write a simple code.

for example:

phiu = 2

Yfu = (phi_u/(phi_u + 17.18))

but when i run it, it gives me (phi_u/(phi_u + 17.18)) instead of (2/(2 + 17.18))=0.104275. what can i do to get the value of Yfu?

thank you

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closed as off-topic by Yves Klett, Sjoerd C. de Vries, Kuba, m_goldberg, Mr.Wizard Oct 3 '13 at 12:44

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Welcome to Mathematica StackExchange. You made a simply typing mistake. Your evaulation should be

Yfu = (phiu/(phiu + 17.18))

since you defined phiu to be 2 rather than phi_u.

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