# Constant coefficient of Laurent Polynomials

I am looking for the constant coefficient of a Laurent polynomial, the issue I am having is that sage is not simplifying the polynomial.

An example:

```
a = var(",".join( "a%i" %i for i in range(0, 6)))
f = x*y + 1.00000000000000*a6*x + 1.00000000000000*a4*y + x*y^-1 + x^-1*y + 1.00000000000000*a3*y^-1 + 1.00000000000000*a1*x^-1 + x^-1*y^-1
```

Then I ask

```
f/(x^1*y^0) # (The powers have to be in this way, just from the context of the work I am doing)
```

and it outputs:

```
1.00000000000000/x*x*y + 1.00000000000000*a6/x*x + 1.00000000000000*a4/x*y + 1.00000000000000/x*x*y^-1 + 1.00000000000000/x*x^-1*y + 1.00000000000000*a3/x*y^-1 + 1.00000000000000*a1/x*x^-1 + 1.00000000000000/x*x^-1*y^-1
```

Now when I ask for the constant coefficient of this LP it tells me its 0 when it is a6.

How can I fix this.

Thanks in advance