Re: Eliminating common factors?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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?!?!] > -- Daniel Huber Metrohm Ltd. Oberdorfstr. 68 CH-9100 Herisau Tel. +41 71 353 8585, Fax +41 71 353 8907 E-Mail:<mailto:dh at metrohm.com> Internet:<http://www.metrohm.com>