One of the coolest advances of doing math on the computer, is the
computer's ability to do *symbolic math*. This means the computer
can do algebra, which means properly handling the math for all of the $x$'s, $y$'s,
and $z$'s (you know, "the symbols").

We've developed a function called

Let's start with some basic algebra here, which involves combining exponents, when a bunch of variables are raised to some power. You've probably seen problems like this before, ones that call for "simplifying expressions" like: $x^2x^5$ or $z^3x^2z^{-1}$.

Try these first, and then try some of your own homework problems!

We've developed a function called

`algebra`

that actually knows
how to "do algebra" on a mathematical expression you give it.
Let's start with some basic algebra here, which involves combining exponents, when a bunch of variables are raised to some power. You've probably seen problems like this before, ones that call for "simplifying expressions" like: $x^2x^5$ or $z^3x^2z^{-1}$.

Try these first, and then try some of your own homework problems!

answer=algebra("your-math-expression")

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Type your code here:

See your results here:

This example will simplify the problem $x^2x^3$ and display the result.