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Re: Stacked fractions

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  • Subject: [mg120078] Re: Stacked fractions
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 04:49:46 -0400 (EDT)
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Use Simplify or FullSimplify

((a/b) - c)/d // Simplify

(a - b c)/(b d)

Bob Hanlon

---- paulvonhippel at yahoo <paulvonhippel at> wrote: 

Another question, along the same lines. Some of the solutions
Mathematica gives me include compound fractions of the form ((A/B)-C)/
D. Again it seems to me most authors would rewrite this as a simpler
fraction -- can I get Mathematica to do the same?

Where these questions are coming from: Mathematica is now compatible
with Word's equation editor, so it's become more desirable for
Mathematica's output to look close to what's conventional in a paper.

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