On Feb 27, 2009, at 4:17 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> This seems like a basic question, but I can't see the answer: Why > doesn't either the Simplify or FullSimplify function transform the > expression x/(xy) into 1/y? When I substitute a specific value in for > x, the simplification occurs as expected, e.g., 4/(4y) transforms > to 1/ > y. Puzzling.
Both Simplify and FullSimplify work for me. Did you remember the space between the "x" and the "y", or did you enter "xy" with no space?
--Lou Talman Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Metropolitan State College of Denver