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Re: Help with Identities

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  • Subject: [mg65599] Re: [mg65585] Help with Identities
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 02:31:19 -0400 (EDT)
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Is this what you mean?

Simplify[Log[x/y] == Log[x] - Log[y], x > 0 && y > 0]

Mathematica doesn't say the unsimplified expression is False. It simply
leaves it unchanged.

David Park
djmp at

From: Sven C. Koehler [mailto:schween at]
To: mathgroup at


As an occasional mathematican, I sometimes forget that i.e.

Log[x/y] is very similar to Log[x] / Log[y]

Is there some way in Mathematica to see how an mathematical
expression could look like alternatively?  (Something like the  opposite
of Simplify.)

And then I wonder why

Log[x/y] === Log[x] - Log[y]

is False.  Can I instruct Mathematica to explain why this is False?

Best wishes,


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