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Re: Eliminating common factors?


4*(a/4 + b/(4*c)) // Cancel



AES wrote:
> I have a simple, totally algebraic symbolic calculation that displays 
> its output in the form (rewritten here using TeX notation)
>       4 ( {a \over 4 } + { b \over 4 c } )
> where a, b and c are fairly simple products of purely algebraic 
> quantities; \over is the TeX notation for a display fraction; and the 
> curly brackets are just for TeX purposes and are not there in the actual 
> output.
> Is there any Assumption for Simplify, or any other _simple_ way, to get 
> rid of those (utterly!!!) superfluous 4's?
> [I suppose the real question is, why doesn't M cancel 'em the hell out 
> in the first place?!?!]

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