[Maxima] simplification of radicals
willisb at unk.edu
Fri Jul 25 21:51:03 CDT 2008
-----"Robert Dodier" <robert.dodier at gmail.com> wrote: -----
>On 7/25/08, Barton Willis <willisb at unk.edu> wrote:
>> A few versions ago, I think the following simplified to zero; now
>> it doesn't:
>> (%i6) sqrt(3) * sqrt(17) - sqrt(51);
>> (%o6) sqrt(3) sqrt(17) - sqrt(51)
>Are you sure about that? I tried several past versions on Windows & Linux
>and got the same nonzero result shown above.
No, I'm not. Macsyma doesn't simplify sqrt(3) * sqrt(17) - sqrt(51) to
I'd guess Maxima never did either.
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