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Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?

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  • Subject: [mg51546] Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?
  • From: "xideum" <xideum at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:21:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cl4tg0$8g7$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Good observation.

I think it's because Mathematica uses an uncommon algorithim to do its
calculations -- which is why it can (or COULD, I haven't really tested
it out too much in 5) be difficult to get Mathematica to show the steps
it took to reach an answer.


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