Re: Simplify exponents in output

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg99240] Re: Simplify exponents in output*From*: dh <dh at metrohm.com>*Date*: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 06:25:56 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gt90lf$l29$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi, because 4x^3 is not the only root. There are also: 4x^3 Exp[2Pi I/3] and 4x^3 Exp[4Pi I/3] Daniel davef wrote: > When I attempt to solve the following in Mathematica: > > (64 x^9)^(1/3) > > I get this: > > 4 (x^9)^1/3 > > Why don't I get: > > 4x^3 > > IOW, why doesn't Mathematica simplify the variable under the radical in the output? > > I am using Mathematica 7. > > Thanks. >