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Dividing top and bottom

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  • Subject: [mg15591] Dividing top and bottom
  • From: "Nicolas B.E. Sawyer" <nbes at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:23:23 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Nottingham
  • References: <786uft$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

How can I divide the denominator and numerator of an expression by a
chosen variable and stop the result from simplifying. For example, how
do I  divide the top and bottom of b/(b-a) by b to give 1/(1-a/b).


Nicolas B.E. Sawyer

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of
University Park,
NG7 2RD.

Tel: +44 115 9515151 ext 12028
Fax: +44 115 9515616

E-mail: nbes at

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