Re: Help on Collecting Integers

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• Subject: [mg91804] Re: Help on Collecting Integers
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 05:04:00 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Sergio,

you simply need to use "Expand":

Expand[ b[4] ]

hope this helps, Daniel

sergio_r at mail.com wrote:

> Hello Mathematica users,

>

> (*****

> After an iterative process, I am obtaining the following expression

>

>                                   a0 + b0

>                                   ------- + c0

>          a0 + b0        a0 + b0      2

>          ------- + c0   ------- + ------------

>             2              2           2

>          ------------ + ----------------------

>               2                   2

> Out[69]= -------------------------------------

>                            2

> or in its InputForm:

> *********)

>

>     b[4]=(((a0 + b0)/2 + c0)/2 + ((a0 + b0)/2 + ((a0 + b0)/2 + c0)/2)/

> 2)/2

>

> (****

> In order to analyze the fractional sequence of the symbols a0, b0, and

> c0 (for instance to see if the iterative process leads to a convergent

> sum), I am wondering if I could use Mathematica to

> Collect the terms corresponding to a0, b0, and c0 in the

> form (I did this by hand from the previous expression):

>

>       1   1   1            1   1   1            1   1

> a0 (- + - + --) + b0 (- + - + --) + c0 (- + -)

>       8   8   16           8   8   16         4   8

>

> ****)

>

> Thanks in advance,

>

> Sergio

> sergio_r at mail.com@mail.com

>

--

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