Question: Newbiee question - why did algsubs replacement fail?

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Hi everyone, I'm trying to do some simple algebraic simplification operations and run into algsubs replacement failures,

 the symbol σ' is typed in this way:  σ +  prime (left Palettes -> Common Symbols -> prime) + (selecting σ'  and  press  Ctrl+Shift+A  make it  a  atomic variable) 

I'm new to this, any help or suggestion is welcome, thanks! 

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