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RE: Simplify

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg32027] RE: [mg32007] Simplify
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 04:29:06 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Because Simplify would like to have some information as to the possible
values of a and b. Try, for example

In[1]:=
Simplify[(a^b)^(1/b), {a > 0, b > 0}]
Out[1]=
a

Tomas Garza
Mexico City

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 11:34 PM
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> Subject: [mg32027] [mg32007] Simplify
>
>
> Dear Colleagues,
>
> why should I not expect MATHEMATICA to (Full)Simplify
>
> (a^b)^(1/b) or a^b^(1/b) to a?
>
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