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  • Subject: [mg19319] Simple edit ...
  • From: "Michael L. Stokes" <stokes at>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 23:42:50 -0400
  • Organization: Aris Technology, Inc.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

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?


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