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Help for simplify

kenan2
12-Amethyst
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LucMeekes
23-Emerald III
(To:kenan2)

It is generally very hard to control the output of the symbolic processor.

You might try using the 'collect' keyword, e.g.: collect,b

to collect terms on (powers of) b.

LM_20181015_Simplify.png

Likewise: collect,E

 

Success!
Luc

Werner_E
24-Ruby V
(To:kenan2)

As Luc already wrote its often hard to impossible to control the outcome of a symbolic result. The modifiers available sure are not sufficient and the few we have ever so often don't work as expected.

Luc is using Mathcad 11 and this version uses Maple for symbolics which is far superior over muPad which is used in Mathcad 15 and Prime. As you may already have noticed his suggestion of using "collect,b" unfortunately won't help in Prime.

Maybe "factor" can help to get a result a bit closer to what you want to achieve:

B.png

kenan2
12-Amethyst
(To:Werner_E)

Okay thanks.

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