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Re: question about simplify function

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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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