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2d graph. Powers of a variable.
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Why do these two programs give me different outputs even though they are the same? The second one gives me a wrong graph.

x=[-5:0.01:5]
a=4
y1=sqrt(a^(2/3)-(x^2)^(1/3))^3
y2=-sqrt(a^(2/3)-(x^2)^(1/3))^3
plot2d(x,y1)
plot2d(x,y2)
x=[-5:0.01:5]
a=4
y1=sqrt(a^(2/3)-(x^(2/3)))^3
y2=-sqrt(a^(2/3)-(x^(2/3)))^3
plot2d(x,y1)
plot2d(x,y2)


Scilab 16-12-17, 12:37 a.m. Abbas

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Hi Abbas, following code will clear your doubt

(-8)^(2/3)
(-8^2)^(1/3)
(-8^1/3)^2

18-12-17, 8:45 p.m. ashutumho

Oh I get it. I don't even need to run those inputs to understand my mistake, how can I be so foolhardy. Thank you :)


18-12-17, 8:50 p.m. Abbas

Your welcome :-)


18-12-17, 9 p.m. ashutumho

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