Re: Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51559] Re: [mg51517] Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?*From*: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>*Date*: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 00:21:39 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <cl4tg0$8g7$1@smc.vnet.net> <200410220220.WAA07130@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drbob at bigfoot.com*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It doesn't get that answer because it isn't the right answer--unless, as in PowerExpand, we assume all the variables are positive reals. Bobby On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:20:21 -0400 (EDT), Ian Robinson <junk at canicula.com> wrote: > 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 > -- DrBob at bigfoot.com www.eclecticdreams.net

**References**:**Re: can't MATHEMATICA simplify simple expressions?***From:*Ian Robinson <junk@canicula.com>