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Re: question about simplify function

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  • Subject: [mg96952] Re: [mg96939] question about simplify function
  • From: Adriano Pascoletti <adriano.pascoletti at>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:40:38 -0500 (EST)
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Insert a space between x and y (xy isn't x times y)
Adriano Pascoletti

2009/2/27 <zxcv_890 at>

> This seems like a basic question, but I can't see the answer: Why
> doesn't either the Simplify or FullSimplify function transform the
> expression x/(xy) into 1/y? When I substitute a specific value in for
> x, the simplification occurs as expected, e.g., 4/(4y) transforms to 1/
> y. Puzzling.
> Jack

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