simplifying ( x^beta )^( (mu - Lambda) / ( mu -2)) * x ^ ( alpha - beta + 4) is not satisfactory

asked 2016-11-27 10:41:11 -0500

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The SageMath commands

var('x alpha beta Lambda mu')
f(x) = ( x^beta )^( (mu - Lambda) / ( mu -2)) * x ^ ( alpha - beta + 4)
f(x).simplify()

donot give the correct answer which I would expect that is g(x)

alpha_x = ((x*f.diff(x)/f).simplify_full()).factor()
g(x) = x^alpha_x

Does anyone know why ?

Here is what I would expect

x^(-(Lambda*beta - alpha*mu + 2*alpha - 2*beta - 4*mu + 8)/(mu - 2))

Here is what SageMath answers :

 x^(alpha - beta + 4)/(x^beta)^((Lambda - mu)/(mu - 2))

It does not mix the exponants of x in the numerator with those of x in the denominator.

Thank you

Philippe

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