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Re: question about simplify function

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  • 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
> 


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