Re: Re: Re: Simplify and Abs

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg54737] Re: [mg54687] Re: [mg54640] Re: [mg54602] Simplify and Abs*From*: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>*Date*: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 03:27:42 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200502250618.BAA02358@smc.vnet.net> <200502270629.BAA25375@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drbob at bigfoot.com*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Yes, but: LeafCount@Abs[p-1] LeafCount[1-p] 4 5 So the "simplest" answer isn't the one we think it should be. Bobby On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 01:29:11 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: > Strangely, though, the docs for version 5.1 say: > > FunctionExpand is automatically called by FullSimplify > > > Bob Hanlon wrote: >> FunctionExpand[Abs[p-1],p<1&&p>1/2] >> >> 1-p >> >>> From: Simon Anders <simon.anders at uibk.ac.at> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >> >>> Date: 2005/02/24 Thu AM 03:21:06 EST >>> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net >>> Subject: [mg54737] [mg54687] [mg54640] [mg54602] Simplify and Abs >>> >>> can it really be that this is already beyond Mathematica? >>> >>> In := FullSimplify[Abs[p - 1], p < 1 && p > 1/2] >>> >>> Out := Abs[-1 + p] > > -- DrBob at bigfoot.com www.eclecticdreams.net

**References**:**Re: Simplify and Abs***From:*Bob Hanlon <hanlonr@cox.net>

**Re: Re: Simplify and Abs***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>