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can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?

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  • Subject: [mg51505] can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?
  • From: Cole Turner <REMOVEcole.tuner at liwest.at>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 01:21:32 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

if I enter:

FullSimplify [ (a^2)^(3/2) ]

(in correct MATHEMATICA syntax, the program does not yield the correct
result, a^3 ... 

why is that?

thanks!
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