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Re: Simplifying in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg71163] Re: Simplifying in Mathematica
  • From: "Richard J. Fateman" <fateman at>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 03:40:06 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: UC Berkeley
  • References: <eish5b$nq1$>

If you post in 2 places, here and sci.math.symbolic, you should at least 
cross reference them. There are suggestions at sci.math.symbolic.

330006 at wrote:

> I have a function which is a sum of many terms which look like this:
> (2*(B-b)^2 - 2*(A-a)*c*d^2)/(4*b^2*(1-c*2)*d^2)
> I think the function is actually equal to 0, but I have a hard time in
> trying to simplify it in Mathematica. Any ideas or commands I should
> try? Any suggestions in general about simplifying formulas will also
> be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks a lot!

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