cancel function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg5212] cancel function*From*: Ralheid at aol.com*Date*: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 03:22:34 -0500*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I cannot seem to get mathematica to cancel the exponetial function in the following relationship; in(1) = eqn1 = a E^(I w t )(b + c x) == 0 out(1)= a E^(I w t ) (b + c x) == 0 in(2) = eqnw = Cancel[eqn1/E^(I w t )] out(2) = E^(-I w t )( a E^(I w t )(b + c x) == 0) I seem to think that cancel should reduce above to: out(2) = eqnw = (b + c x) == 0 any help would be appreciated. R. Alheid