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Re: Eliminating common factors?

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  • Subject: [mg93344] Re: Eliminating common factors?
  • From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 06:19:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gemjk2$4v5$1@smc.vnet.net>


Hi,

simply feed it ti "Simplify".

hope this helps, Daniel



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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