Let&#039s say that there is a textbox on a page and somebody can type in a calculation. <BR><BR>So, Joe, comes to my page and puts in the following calculation (400-200)/2. (Any calculation, which also has to keep the order of precedence.) <BR><BR>After Joe hits submit, my asp code sais store this calculation as strCalc = "(400-200)/2".<BR><BR>When it comes time to show him his result he gets back the following answer: (400-200)/2 because the calculation itself was stored as a string. If it were an actual calculation he would have received the answer: 100<BR><BR>How can I get it to perform the calculation? <BR><BR>I can not get past this stumper. Any help would be greatly appreciated.<BR><BR>Thanks.