Mathematica 9 is now available
Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums / MathGroup Archive
-----

MathGroup Archive 2011

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: how do you prevent numerator expansion when using 'Together'?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg122279] Re: how do you prevent numerator expansion when using 'Together'?
  • From: dimitris <dimmechan at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 06:24:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • Delivered-to: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com
  • References: <j7u4u8$t7b$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Oct 22, 1:12 pm, Dushan Mitrovich <dush... at nnips.net> wrote:
> I'm using Mathematica 8.  When using 'Together' on an expression the numerator
> is always expanded, complicating the appearance of the final result:
>
>      In:  Together[ (a+b)/d + ((a+b)*(e+f))/(d*g) ]
>      Out: 1/(d*g) * (a*g + b*g + a*e + b*e + a*f + b*f)
>
> Instead, I'd much prefer the simpler form
>           1/(d*g) * (a+b)*(g+e+f)
>
> What do I need to do to get the latter form?  Thanks.
>
> - Dushan
>    [ reverse the middle word of address to reply ]

In version 5.2 you can use

In[11]:=
Simplify[Together[(a + b)/d + ((a + b)*(e + f))/(d*g)]]

Out[11]=
((a + b)*(e + f + g))/(d*g)

Dimitris



  • Prev by Date: Re: Simplifying radicals
  • Next by Date: Re: how do you prevent numerator expansion when using 'Together'?
  • Previous by thread: how do you prevent numerator expansion when using 'Together'?
  • Next by thread: Re: how do you prevent numerator expansion when using 'Together'?