Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

## #22027 new defect

# Simplifying 0**x gives 0, with no assumptions on x

Reported by: | pelegm | Owned by: | |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-7.5 |

Component: | symbolics | Keywords: | simplify |

Cc: | Merged in: | ||

Authors: | Reviewers: | ||

Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |

Branch: | Commit: | ||

Dependencies: | Stopgaps: |

### Description

Check this:

sage: simplify(0**x) 0

but

sage: 0**0 1

### Change History (2)

### comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by

### comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by

Are we ok with sage returning 1 for 0^{0? This is the case in Python, but in Maxima is it undefined.
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Is maxima under active development? Should we report that issue there?

Note that sympy handles this properly:

In [6]: sympy.simplify(0**x) Out[6]: 0**x

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That is a Maxima bug.