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Re: question about simplify function

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  • Subject: [mg96967] Re: [mg96939] question about simplify function
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:43:28 -0500 (EST)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

x/(x y) // Simplify

1/y

Don't you see the difference between x y and xy?

Bobby

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 05:17:02 -0600, <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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