# Question:why Chop does not work when there is a symbol?

## Question:why Chop does not work when there is a symbol?

Maple 2023

MmaTranslator:-Mma:-Chop  does not seem to work as advertised.. It is supposed to work like Mathematica's Chop, but it does not. Is this by design or is it a bug?

```restart;

MmaTranslator:-Mma:-Chop(((1.378834798932344*10^(-15))*I)*t) ;
```

returns the same input (1.378834799*10^(-15))*I*t but

```MmaTranslator:-Mma:-Chop(((1.378834798932344*10^(-15))*I));
```

now returns 0.

But compare to Mathematica:

This makes it not very useful to use if one has to remove all symbols from an expression first, Any workaround? Here is an actual example where I wanted to use it

```ode:=[diff(x(t), t) = -3*x(t) + 4*y(t), diff(y(t), t) = 5*x(t) + 9*z(t), diff(z(t), t) = y(t) + 6*z(t)];
sol:=dsolve(ode):
evalf[16](sol);
```

gives

Gives

{x(t) = (0.8172764110864494 - (7.853170607134887*10^(-16))*I)*c__1*exp((1.894304969211800 - (1.378834798932344*10^(-15))*I)*t) - (1.150854759654687 + (3.398186702482929*10^(-16))*I)*c__2*exp((-6.475677505300665 + (3.730232887526917*10^(-17))*I)*t) + (0.3780227930126823 + (9.268277369231981*10^(-16))*I)*c__3*exp((7.581372536088866 + (1.198480681985453*10^(-15))*I)*t), y(t) = c__1*exp((1.894304969211800 - (1.378834798932344*10^(-15))*I)*t) + c__2*exp((-6.475677505300665 + (3.730232887526917*10^(-17))*I)*t) + c__3*exp((7.581372536088866 + (1.198480681985453*10^(-15))*I)*t), z(t) = (-0.2435641206911610 + (1.431838044809606*10^(-16))*I)*c__1*exp((1.894304969211800 - (1.378834798932344*10^(-15))*I)*t) + (-0.08015596744746927 + (4.286632781083632*10^(-16))*I)*c__2*exp((-6.475677505300665 + (3.730232887526917*10^(-17))*I)*t) + (0.6323620634472722 - (5.261170533293161*10^(-16))*I)*c__3*exp((7.581372536088866 + (1.198480681985453*10^(-15))*I)*t)}

But Chop does not work on this.

Maple 2023.2

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