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*Subject*: [mg96956] Re: [mg96939] question about simplify function
*From*: "Louis A. Talman" <talmanl at mscd.edu>
*Date*: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 06:41:24 -0500 (EST)
*References*: <200902271117.GAA21698@smc.vnet.net>
On Feb 27, 2009, at 4:17 AM, 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.
Both Simplify and FullSimplify work for me. Did you remember the
space between the "x" and the "y", or did you enter "xy" with no space?
--Lou Talman
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Metropolitan State College of Denver
<http://clem.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>
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