Thanks. That helps me understand what's happening
Thanks, Roman. It seems to be a commonly
accepted practice for Maple, then. I did not
expect it. I tried out some cases.
simplify(x^2-x^2.); gives 0
gcd and normal didn't do it.
gcd(x^2-y^2,x^3-y^3); gives x-y
gcd(x^2.-y^2,x^3-y^3); gives 1
normal( x^2.-(x+1)*(x-1)-1 ); gives x^2.-x^2
which then simplifies to 0
Sorry, Axel, I don't follow the procedure.
It does give a similar value in magnitude.
10652.94348 compared to -10650.94348
Do you see a problem with using the
int(f,-10..x) syntax compared to
int(f(z),z=-10..x)? I switched to this
style of entry do to an input error on this:
Maple says "Error, (in fsolve) z is in the
equation, and is not solved for
I tried the RootOf recommendation for g(x).
It gives the same answer as fsolve for some
entries. The plot does look different but
it is because of a smaller range in the