Question:Using whattype for difference and division operator.

Question:Using whattype for difference and division operator.

Maple

I am curious how one can fine the whattype of operation in expression when two variables are actually doing difference or division operation

like

whattype(a-b);
whattype(a/b);

is there any better method to find out actually for all five operations exactly.

1. a-b;  should tell the operation is difference(substraction(`-`))
2. a+b; should tell the operation is addition(`+`)
3. a*b;  should tell the operation is multiplication(`*`)
4. a/b;  should tell the operation is division(`/`)
5. a^b;  should tell the operation is power(`^`)

I understood that maple is reading a-b as a+(-b) and same a/b as a*(1/b). but, for programing it is very much comfortable to know exactly the operation. Especially when solving partial differentiation it is easy if I know exactly.

would be very grateful if I can get this thing solved. Any suggestions and coments are welcomed and thanks in advance

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