       Wanted: a trick

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• Subject: [mg3869] Wanted: a trick
• From: Jinchul Park <jinchulp at usc.edu>
• Date: Sat, 4 May 1996 02:14:48 -0400
• Organization: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Hello, Experts:

I'd like to ask you a very simple question.  I know it seems dumb, but

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My problem is

a = b =  Exp[1 + 1.234 k] (k is a variable).

I want to find t by dividing a by b such as

0. k
t = a/b.  What I get is E.    How come the result is NOT '1' ?  In other

words, why '0. k' is not calculated as '0'?

Is there any way to make 0. k as 0?

Also, in a simple symbolic calculation, 1.5 k - 1.5 k = '0. k' not '0.'  On

the other hand, k - k = '0.'  Would you tell me what I need to do to get

just '0' instead of '0. k'?

J.C.

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