# fma

## Syntax

``X = fma(A, B, C)``

## Description

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````X = fma(A, B, C)` computes A.*B+C using a fused multiply add approach. Fused multiply add operations round only once, often making the result more accurate than performing a multiplication operation followed by an addition.```

## Examples

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This example shows how to use the `fma` function to calculate $A×B+C$ using a fused multiply add approach.

Define the inputs and use the `fma` function to compute the multiply add operation.

```a = half(10); b = half(10); c = half(2); x = fma(a, b, c)```
```x = half 102 ```

Compare the result of the `fma` function with the two-step approach of computing the product and then the sum.

```temp = a * b; x = temp + c```
```x = half 102 ```

## Input Arguments

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Input array, specified as a floating-point scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array. When `A` and `B` are matrices, `fma` performs element-wise multiplication followed by addition.

Data Types: `single` | `double` | `half`

Input array, specified as a floating-point scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array. When `A` and `B` are matrices, `fma` performs element-wise multiplication followed by addition.

Data Types: `single` | `double` | `half`

Input array, specified as a floating-point scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array.

Data Types: `single` | `double` | `half`

## Output Arguments

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Result of multiply and add operation, A.*B+C, returned as a scalar, vector, matrix, or multidimensional array. 