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Re: Stacked fractions

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  • Subject: [mg120116] Re: Stacked fractions
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 04:56:38 -0400 (EDT)
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((A/B) - C)/D // Simplify

(A - B C)/(B D)


On Thu, 07 Jul 2011 06:34:21 -0500, 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.

DrMajorBob at

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