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Topic: question about simplify function
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Re: question about simplify function
Posted: Feb 28, 2009 6:41 AM
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On Feb 27, 2009, at 4:17 AM, 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


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