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Re: Why doesn't this simplify further?
Further to my note sent earlier today (copied below asterisks). It's even simpler than I thought in V3.0: In:= (1/4)^n 2^(2 n) Out= 1 ******************* Michael Hucka <hucka at eecs.umich.edu> [mg5964] Why doesn't this simplify further? writes > I encountered the following in mma 2.2: > > In:= PowerExpand[ (1/4)^n 2^(2 n)] > > 1 n 2 n > Out= (-) 2 > 4 > ..... > I don't understand why PowerExpand doesn't simplify this further. Michael, In Version 3.0, Expand[ (1/4)^n 2^(2 n)] and P[(1/4)^n 2^(2 n)] for P like PowerExpand, Simplify, Factor all give 1. Allan Hayes hay at haystack.demom.co.uk http://hay at haystack.demom.co.uk