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Consider the following examaple;

z = (a+Sqrt[d+e])/(a Sqrt[d+e])

z //. Sqrt[d+e] ->L

The replacement function only replaces the instance of Sqrt[d+e] in the
numerator and leaves the instance in the denominator alone.  Why does
this not work and what is the work around?

Regards,
Mike



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