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RE: rationalize numerator of quotient

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  • Subject: [mg81139] RE: [mg81125] rationalize numerator of quotient
  • From: "Jaccard Florian" <Florian.Jaccard at he-arc.ch>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 03:27:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200709131027.GAA15783@smc.vnet.net>

In your example, Simplify does it!

In[1]:= Simplify[(Sqrt[x] - 2)/(x - 4)]

Out[1]= 1/(Sqrt[x] + 2)


Regards

Florian Jaccard


-----Message d'origine-----
De=A0: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at math.umass.edu]
Envoy=E9=A0: jeudi, 13. septembre 2007 12:28
=C0=A0: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Objet=A0: [mg81125] rationalize numerator of quotient

I have a quotient such as:

   (Sqrt[x] - 2)/(x-4)

I want to "rationalize the numerator" by multiplying numerator and
denominator each by Sqrt[x] + 2 so as to obtain result:

   1/(Sqrt[x]+2)

How?

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