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Re: Simplify

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  • Subject: [mg98728] Re: Simplify
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 04:27:37 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gs47pv$7tv$1@smc.vnet.net> <gs6ph2$h3n$1@smc.vnet.net>

Ignore my answer, please. Made a silly mistake

Cheers -- Sjoerd
On Apr 16, 10:16 am, "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devr... at gmail.com>
wrote:
> It doesn't simplify to that because the two are not equivalent. Try I
> for x and -1 for y.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Sjoerd
>
> On Apr 15, 11:01 am, dh <d... at metrohm.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
>
> > can somebody explain, why
>
> > Simplify[x^2/y^2,ComplexityFunction->LeafCount]
>
> > does not simplify to (x/y)^2, although the LeafCount is:
>
> > LeafCount[Hold[x^2/y^2]] gives 10
>
> > and
>
> > LeafCount[Hold[(x/y)^2]] gives 8
>
> > Daniel



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