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Assumptions does not work in Eliminate?

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  • Subject: [mg127886] Assumptions does not work in Eliminate?
  • From: Andreas Talmon l'Armée at smc.vnet.net
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 04:07:46 -0400 (EDT)
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Hello,

I am trying to use the $Assumptions command with the Eliminate in the 
following form:


$Assumptions = {b > 0}

Eliminate[{a/b == c, a == d}, a]



The answer I get is:

d == b c && b != 0



The b!=0 is sensless for me because I stated b>0 above.
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks, Andreas



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