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Re: question about simplify function

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  • Subject: [mg96954] Re: question about simplify function
  • From: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:41:01 -0500 (EST)
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  • 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 



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