Actually this is what I want you to see if a:=(3+4i)/(7-6i) then simplify(a)
the answer maple gives is - ( ( 3 + 4i ) / ( -7 + 6i ) ) you will see maple pull the negative out but not with my original post.
I know we must live with maples little quirks but I'd like maple to also be aesthetically pleasing as well.
Thanks Joe for your help. If you try the equation from this post rather than my original post you will see exactly what I mean when maple pulls out the negative sign and flips the denominator. I actually did a simplify on that silly equation to see what would happen. And really nothing should have happened at all, maple should have just spit back the original equation in that case.