Note: In some cases, in order to remove ambiguity, we recommend placing the constant and its unit within brackets.

Example:

The beam *x* has a fixed length 14.5 m, and is subdivided into a variable number of equal spacings, *s*.

Do not write the calculation as follows:

*s = 10*

*x = 14.5 m/s = ? **

* In the above expression, Tedds for Word considers *m/s* as the unit *meters per second*, and not the intended calculation (14.5 m divided by 10 spacings).

To ensure that Tedds for Word performs the calculations as you intend, place the constant and its unit within brackets as follows:

*s = 10 *

*x = (14.5 m) / s = 1.45 m = ? *

When the revised expression is calculated, it gives the correct answer:

*x = (14.5 m) / s = 1,45 m*