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Topic: Subscript on plus expression
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Murray Eisenberg

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Re: Subscript on plus expression
Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:16 PM
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On Nov 18, 2012, at 3:57 AM, Dave Snead <> wrote:

> Mathematica fails to parenthesize the a+b in
> Subscript[Plus[a,b],k]
> so the output looks identical to
> Plus[a,Subscript[b,k]]
> Is this a bug?
> Is there an option to force the parentheses?

I don't know off hand of any such option, but is it so unreasonable to
insert parentheses explicitly in the first? After all, that's surely
what you'd do if writing it with pencil on paper!

Murray Eisenberg
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