willisb at unk.edu
Mon Jul 9 19:53:11 CDT 2007
-----maxima-bounces at math.utexas.edu wrote: -----
>It could be due to some changes I made some time ago to the function tms
>and friends to tell maxima to simplify expressions of the form a*a^n to
>a^(n+1), where a is a number.
(%i1) x - 2 * 2^n;
(%o1) x-2^(n+1) <-- OK
(%i2) -2 * 2^n;
(%o2) -2*2^n <-- OK, but kinda inconsistent with (%o1)
(%i3) x + %;
(%i4) % - %o1;
(%o4) 2^(n+1)-2*2^n <-- doesn't simplify to zero; should it?
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