# Question:Trouble Simplifying expressions in Maple 2019

## Question:Trouble Simplifying expressions in Maple 2019

Maple 2019

Hello, I am having a bit of difficulty simplifying some calculations in Maple 2019. In short, in order to verify that the tensors that I am trying to use are indeed inverses of each other, I am simply trying to multiply component wise, for example the tensor component e[2,~2] with the tensor component f[~2,2], since they are essentially inverses of each other, i.e. the matrix defining f is actually the inverse of the matrix e, i.e. f=e^(-1), should give back 1 as an answer. Nonetheless, when I attempt to take this simple multiplication Maple does not reduce it, but rather just gives multiplies the terms with no simplification. Is there anything I can do so that Maple may simplify its calculations? I have already tried the "eval" calling sequence but that didn't do the trick, and I fear that when escalating the calculations I will get a bunch of long expressions rather than concise solutions. Thank you for your help in advance,

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