I can't get the inverse Laplace transform in terms of the unit step function

I tried this:

InverseLaplaceTransform[-((-6.5 - 3.25 s - 5.5 s^2 + 0.5 s^3 +
s^4)/((2 + s) (1 + 0.5 s + s^2) (1.5 + s + s^2))), s, t] //
Simplify // ComplexExpand // Simplify

In this way I get the following:

0.714286 E^(-2. t) - 1.71429 E^(-0.5 t) Cos[(1.11803 + 0. I) t] +
3.19438 E^(-0.5 t) Sin[(1.11803 + 0. I) t]

which is similar to the answer I want:

$$[0.7143 e^{-2t}-1.7145 e^{-0.5t}cos(1.25t)+3.194 e^{-0.5t}sin(1.25t)]u(t)$$

I have tried with FullSimplify, Apart, TrigReduce, ExpToTrig and I have not got the answer in terms of the UnitStep function.

I will appreciate any suggestion to get the answer I want.

It seems to be that The unit step is implied in the result, so it is not needed unless there is an ambiguity. You can see this from

LaplaceTransform[UnitStep[t], t, s] InverseLaplaceTransform[1/s, s, t] So Mathematica returned 1 and not unitstep. If you want a unit step in the result, just multiply the result by unit step. But it is assumed that the result of the inverse Laplace transform is for t>=0 (because Laplace transform works from t>=0 by definition. • But still the answer does not match because there are complex numbers. If I add // Chop the complex numbers are removed but it differs a bit. – Jacob Schwartz Dec 6 '18 at 14:41
• If you use inexact numbers like 6.5 in your input, you will have an inexact result. – John Doty Dec 6 '18 at 20:15

It can be computed as the impulse response. (I also rationalized it to get the exact result.)

tfm=TransferFunctionModel[Rationalize[-((-6.5-3.25 s-5.5 s^2+0.5
s^3+s^4)/((2+s) (1+0.5 s+s^2) (1.5+s+s^2)))],s];
or=OutputResponse[tfm,DiracDelta[t],t][]//Simplify • InverseLaplaceTransform[ Rationalize[-((-6.5 - 3.25 s - 5.5 s^2 + 0.5 s^3 + s^4)/((2 + s) (1 + 0.5 s + s^2) (1.5 + s + s^2)))], s, t] // Expand. I used Rationalize that I saw in your answer, thanks. – Jacob Schwartz Dec 7 '18 at 0:18