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Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?

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  • Subject: [mg51517] Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?
  • From: Ian Robinson <junk at canicula.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:20:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cl4tg0$8g7$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 06:36:00 +0100, Cole Turner wrote
(in article <cl4tg0$8g7$1 at smc.vnet.net>):

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

Try PowerExpand.

> 
> why is that?

Don't know. I'm only just starting to explore the program using the 
demo.

Ian

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