Re: question about simplify function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96975] Re: question about simplify function*From*: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:44:58 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Uni Leipzig*References*: <go8i2m$l5e$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de

Hi, you need a space or a * between x and y. Regards Jens zxcv_890 at hotmail.com wrote: > 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 >