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Re: ExpandAll Problem with Rules

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg50450] Re: [mg50431] ExpandAll Problem with Rules
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 01:43:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: hanlonr at cox.net
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Put parentheses around the argument to ExpandAll

(a(b+c)==d(e+f)) // ExpandAll

or use

ExpandAll[a(b+c)==d(e+f)]


Bob Hanlon

> 
> From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Date: 2004/09/03 Fri AM 03:35:30 EDT
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg50450] [mg50431] ExpandAll Problem with Rules
> 
> The ExpandAll Help says...
> 
> ExpandAll[expr] expands out all products and integer powers in any part of 
expr. 
> 
> The following works...
> 
> a(b + c) == d(e + f) // ExpandAll
> 
> a b + a c == d e + d f
> 
> The following appears to work, but gives a strange error message.
> 
> a(b + c) -> d(e + f) // ExpandAll
> 
> General::argt: ExpandAll called with 0 arguments; 1 or 2 arguments are \
> expected
> 
> a b + a c -> d e + d f
> 
> David Park
> djmp at earthlink.net
> http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ 
> 
> 
> 
> 


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