Re: Canceling square roots with Simplify

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg18229] Re: [mg18211] Canceling square roots with Simplify*From*: Maarten.vanderBurgt at icos.be*Date*: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 14:24:14 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Everett, Try PowerExpand[ Sqrt[b^2]*Sqrt[1/b^2] ] maarten _______________________________________________________________ Maarten van der Burgt ICOS Vision Systems Esperantolaan 9 B-3001 Leuven, Belgium tel. + 32 16 398220; direct + 32 16 398316; fax. + 32 16 400067 e-mail: maarten.vanderburgt at icos.be _______________________________________________________________ "efarr" <efarr at farr-research.com> on 23-06-99 02:41:08 AM Subject: [mg18229] [mg18211] Canceling square roots with Simplify Hello, Try typing in the following in a new session of Mathematica (I'm currently running ver 3.0 under WinNT). Simplify[ Sqrt[b^2]*Sqrt[1/b^2] ] It seems like the b's should cancel, and I should get 1. Why don't I? Is there any workaround? Thanks very much Everett G. Farr