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Re: Reduction of Coefficients Coming Out of Solve

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  • Subject: [mg48765] Re: [mg48761] Reduction of Coefficients Coming Out of Solve
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 04:54:02 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200406150650.CAA27200@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 15 Jun 2004, at 15:50, Scott Guthery wrote:

> A rational polynomial result from Solve multiplies every coefficient by
> a large factor of 10, e.g. 10^62.   Neither Simplify nor FullSimpify
> remove this common factor from the numerator and denominator.  I can
> remove it by hand but there must be a Mathematica trick that removes 
> it.
>
> What might it be?
>
> For example:
>
> (3.4*10^62 + 4.5*10^63 x)/(6.7*10^64 + 8.9*10^63 x).
>
> Thanks for any insight.
>
> Cheers, Scott
>
>
>
At least in this case


(3.4*10^62 + 4.5*10^63*x)/(6.7*10^64 +
     8.9*10^63*x)//Factor

will do it. Or, you may prefer

(3.4*10^62 + 4.5*10^63 x)/(6.7*10^64 + 8.9*10^63 x) // Factor // 
Together



Andrzej Kozlowski
Chiba, Japan
http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/


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