Re: question about simplify function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96952] Re: [mg96939] question about simplify function*From*: Adriano Pascoletti <adriano.pascoletti at dimi.uniud.it>*Date*: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:40:38 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200902271117.GAA21698@smc.vnet.net>

Insert a space between x and y (xy isn't x times y) Adriano Pascoletti 2009/2/27 <zxcv_890 at hotmail.com> > 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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