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### Numerical approximation for expression coefficients

I currently have an equation that looks like

x = 4/5(4y - 3)*z - 1/3

How can I get Sage to convert the coefficients to numerical approximations? I want to end up with something like

x = 0.8(4y - 3)*z - 0.333333333

I tried x.n(), but that only gives a "cannot evaluate symbolic expression numerically" error. Also x*1.0 doesn't do anything.

 2 retagged Kelvin Li 503 ●5 ●12 ●17

### Numerical approximation for expression coefficients

I currently have an equation that looks like

x = 4/5(4y - 3)*z - 1/3

How can I get Sage to convert the coefficients to numerical approximations? I want to end up with something like

x = 0.8(4y - 3)*z - 0.333333333

I tried x.n(), but that only gives a "cannot evaluate symbolic expression numerically" error. Also x*1.0 doesn't do anything.

 3 retagged Kelvin Li 503 ●5 ●12 ●17

### Numerical approximation for expression coefficients

I currently have an equation that looks like

x = 4/5(4y - 3)*z - 1/3

How can I get Sage to convert the coefficients to numerical approximations? I want to end up with something like

x = 0.8(4y - 3)*z - 0.333333333

I tried x.n(), but that only gives a "cannot evaluate symbolic expression numerically" error. Also x*1.0 doesn't do anything.

 4 retagged Kelvin Li 503 ●5 ●12 ●17

### Numerical approximation for expression coefficients

I currently have an equation that looks like

x = 4/5(4y - 3)*z - 1/3

How can I get Sage to convert the coefficients to numerical approximations? I want to end up with something like

x = 0.8(4y - 3)*z - 0.333333333

I tried x.n(), but that only gives a "cannot evaluate symbolic expression numerically" error. Also x*1.0 doesn't do anything.