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Re: infuriating Series[] question

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  • Subject: [mg17240] Re: [mg17226] infuriating Series[] question
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kevinmccann at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 02:34:34 -0400
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I get:

5^10/10! = 390625/145152

N[%] = 2.69114

I don't think that the above rational can be factored further, but I could
be wrong.  Maybe I
misunderstood your question.


> The whole point in using Mathematica is so that I don't have to calculate
> which look like 5^10 / 10!   (that's factorial, of course, not me being
> emphatic).
> Even when I try things like // Simplify or // FullSimplify, Mathematica
refuses to
> simplify these rational coefficients.   One thing I've learned is that
> can do anything -- but figuring out how to do the something is often
> completely not obvious to a nominal user like me.

This is a bit over the top (not to mention bad taste) don't you think?

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