# Gotchas¶

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from sympy import *
init_printing()


For each exercise, fill in the function according to its docstring.

## Symbols¶

What will be the output of the following code?

x = 3
y = symbols('y')
a = x + y
y = 5
print(a)



Replace ??? in the below code with what you think the value of a will be. Remember to define any Symbols you need!

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def symbols_exercise():
"""
>>> def testfunc():
...     x = 3
...     y = symbols('y')
...     a = x + y
...     y = 5
...     return a
>>> symbols_exercise() == testfunc()
True
"""
return ??? # Replace ??? with what you think the value of a is

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def testfunc():
x = 3
y = symbols('y')
a = x + y
y = 5
return a

symbols_exercise() == testfunc()


## Equality¶

Write a function that takes two expressions as input, and returns a tuple of two booleans. The first if they are equal symbolically, and the second if they are equal mathematically.

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def equality_exercise(a, b):
"""
Determine if a = b symbolically and mathematically.

Returns a tuple of two booleans. The first is True if a = b symbolically,
the second is True if a = b mathematically.  Note the second may be False
but the two still equal if SymPy is not powerful enough.

Examples
========

>>> x = symbols('x')
>>> equality_exercise(x, 2)
(False, False)
>>> equality_exercise((x + 1)**2, x**2 + 2*x + 1)
(False, True)
>>> equality_exercise(2*x, 2*x)
(True, True)
"""

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x = symbols('x')

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equality_exercise(x, 2)

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equality_exercise((x + 1)**2, x**2 + 2*x + 1)

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equality_exercise(2*x, 2*x)


## ^ and /¶

Correct the following functions

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def operator_exercise1():
"""
>>> operator_exercise1()
x**2 + 2*x + 1/2
"""
x = symbols('x')
return x^2 + 2*x + 1/2

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operator_exercise1()

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def operator_exercise2():
"""
>>> operator_exercise2()
(x**2/2 + 2*x + 3/4)**(3/2)
"""
x = symbols('x')
return (1/2*x^2 + 2*x + 3/4)^(3/2)

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operator_exercise2()