Simplifying a product of radical expressions: Univariate
06-12-2018, 02:38 AM (This post was last modified: 06-13-2018 01:49 AM by nerdtopia.)
Post: #1
 nerdtopia Junior Member Posts: 1 Joined: Jun 2018
Simplifying a product of radical expressions: Univariate

I'm trying to simplify this problem on the HP Prime in the CAS mode

I type this into the calculator:

https://prnt.sc/jtvk4g

and the calculator gives me this result:

The answer I'm looking for is this:

I know these two expressions are equivalent, but one is more simplified than the other. The simplified version I'm looking for removes the unnecessary radical symbol that contains just the "y" by itself and instead put under the radical with the "2". Is there any way I can make the Prime do this?
08-26-2018, 07:22 AM
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 Aries Member Posts: 159 Joined: Oct 2014
RE: Simplifying a product of radical expressions: Univariate

Please note that sqrt(y^5) won't be simplified because it depends on the value of y (you have to consider negatives non-reals).
Try changing "Simplify" to "Maximum" and checkmarking "Use i".
Best,

Aries
08-26-2018, 11:21 AM (This post was last modified: 08-26-2018 11:23 AM by parisse.)
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 parisse Senior Member Posts: 1,327 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Simplifying a product of radical expressions: Univariate
to nerdtopia: simplify returns 5*sqrt(2)*sqrt(y)*y^4, I don't understand why you consider 5*sqrt(2*y)*y^4 to be more simplified. I don't think you can collect sqrt(2) and sqrt(y), because the sqrt do not apply on the same kind of objects.

to Aries: since you are (almost?) always giving comments for the TI Nspire, I wonder if you observed that the forum title is "HP Prime"? I believe people here are primarily expecting answers and comments for the HP Prime, not for the TI Nspire, otherwise they would go to TI forums. I believe that it's not wrong to make sometimes a comparison with other calculators, but frankly speaking, it's irritating to see (almost?) all your posts that never give additional value about the HP Prime (and always seems to be a variation of "it's so much better with the Nspire").
08-26-2018, 03:55 PM
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 DrD Senior Member Posts: 1,133 Joined: Feb 2014
RE: Simplifying a product of radical expressions: Univariate
(08-26-2018 11:21 AM)parisse Wrote:  <
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to Aries: since you are (almost?) always giving comments for the TI Nspire, I wonder if you observed that the forum title is "HP Prime"? I believe people here are primarily expecting answers and comments for the HP Prime, not for the TI Nspire, otherwise they would go to TI forums. I believe that it's not wrong to make sometimes a comparison with other calculators, but frankly speaking, it's irritating to see (almost?) all your posts that never give additional value about the HP Prime (and always seems to be a variation of "it's so much better with the Nspire").

I agree with Parisse. It's much more informative, and useful, when responses relate directly to the hp prime. The emulator is available, if you don't have an hp prime, and the hardware is available if you would like to expand your experience. That way we can all take advantage of posted information as it pertains to the hp prime.

-Dale-
08-26-2018, 08:45 PM
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 CyberAngel Member Posts: 299 Joined: Jul 2018
RE: Simplifying a product of radical expressions: Univariate
(08-26-2018 03:55 PM)DrD Wrote:
(08-26-2018 11:21 AM)parisse Wrote:  <
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to Aries: since you are (almost?) always giving comments for the TI Nspire, I wonder if you observed that the forum title is "HP Prime"? I believe people here are primarily expecting answers and comments for the HP Prime, not for the TI Nspire, otherwise they would go to TI forums. I believe that it's not wrong to make sometimes a comparison with other calculators, but frankly speaking, it's irritating to see (almost?) all your posts that never give additional value about the HP Prime (and always seems to be a variation of "it's so much better with the Nspire").

I agree with Parisse. It's much more informative, and useful, when responses relate directly to the hp prime. The emulator is available, if you don't have an hp prime, and the hardware is available if you would like to expand your experience. That way we can all take advantage of posted information as it pertains to the hp prime.

-Dale-

I agree with Dale about agreeing with Parisse
Let's focus on the Prime thing: the HP Prime
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