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Re: Extract a part of expression

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  • Subject: [mg124322] Re: Extract a part of expression
  • From: "Scot T. Martin" <smartin at>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 03:20:40 -0500 (EST)
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Miguel, your question is not very well posed (e.g,. your original expressed of (Sin[2x],Tan[x]) gives a syntax error), but commands below should nevertheless give you some hints so that you can figure out the answer once you pose the question:

In[1]:= expr=(x^2 Cos[x] (Sin[2x]+Tan[x]))/(E^x*x*Csc[x]^2)

Out[1]= E^-x x Cos[x] Sin[x]^2 (Sin[2 x]+Tan[x])

In[2]:= expr//FullForm

Out[2]//FullForm= Times[Power[E,Times[-1,x]],x,Cos[x],Power[Sin[x],2],Plus[Sin[Times[2,x]],Tan[x]]]

In[3]:= List@@expr

Out[3]= {E^-x,x,Cos[x],Sin[x]^2,Sin[2 x]+Tan[x]}

From: Miguel Gil [misvrne at]
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 17:07
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg124322] Extract a part of expression

How I can extract the full numerator (or denominator) of an expression of the form g (x) / w (x)?.
I tried to do with Numerator [expr], but returns a wrong result. I tried with the attribute HoldForm [expr] and can not get the correct result.

For example:
  expr = (x ^ 2 Cos [x] (Sin [2x], Tan [x ]))/( E ^ x * x * Csc [x] ^ 2)

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