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Re: Eliminating common factors?


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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