Re: question about simplify function

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96954] Re: question about simplify function*From*: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:41:01 -0500 (EST)*References*: <go8i2m$l5e$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>

<zxcv_890 at hotmail.com> wrote in message news:go8i2m$l5e$1 at smc.vnet.net... > 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 > Mathematica 7 In[1]:= Simplify[x/(x*y)] Out[1]= 1/y --Nasser