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Re: question about simplify function
Posted:
Feb 28, 2009 6:41 AM


On Feb 27, 2009, at 4:17 AM, zxcv_890@hotmail.com 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
<http://clem.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>



