next question on simplify

09182017, 03:29 PM
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next question on simplify
Hi, simple Simon asks:
what is the idea behind the following beheavior? solve(8^(n+2)8^(2*n)=240,n) > (2/3, (ln(15)+2*ln(2))/(3*ln(2))  ok, that's fine, next step simplify(ln(15)+2*ln(2))/(3*ln(2)) > ln(15)+2*ln(2))/(3*ln(2)  oh, that's not so fine. What makes the prime acting like this? simplify(ln(15)+2*ln(2)) works well and says ln(60). Beheavior like this in algebraic or textbook mode, simplify maximum, non, minimum setting, and I also tried all the other checkboxes etc. And yes, I used enough brackets, even if I forgot some here. As I wrote: what is the idea behind? Shouldn't the maximum level for simplify just say (on the "solve" level) "2/3, ln(60)/3*ln(2)"? and leave the less elaborated answers to the other level(s)? Or is this just an issue with the "/"? Or am I simply stupid and didn't see the wood for the trees? Thanks Hans 

09182017, 04:02 PM
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RE: next question on simplify
(ln(15)+2*ln(2))/(3*ln(2)) and ln(60)/(3*ln(2)) have both two "variables", ln(15) and ln(2) or ln(60) and ln(2). That's why simplify does not collect the logarithms. Run lncollect to do that.
Unfortunately there is no universal way to declare something more simplified than something else. 

09182017, 04:28 PM
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