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  • Simplify[ expr ] performs a sequence of algebraic transformations on expr and returns the simplest form it finds.
  • Simplify tries expanding, factoring, and doing other transformations on expressions, keeping track of the simplest form obtained.
  • Simplify can be used on formulas, equations, and inequalities.
  • Objects that are specified as satisfying inequalities are always assumed to be real.
  • See also: ExpandAll , Factor .


    Examples

    Using InstantCalculators

    Here is the InstantCalculator for the Simplify function. Enter the parameters for your calculation and click Calculate to see the result.

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    Entering Commands Directly

    You can paste a template for this command via the Text Input button on the Simplify Function Controller.

    Simplify returns these polynomials in factored form.

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    This variation shows that Simplify may not factor completely.

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    And here Simplify does nothing at all.

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    This integral returns a sum of three terms. This uses ordinary mathematical notation for Integrate .

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    Differentiating the result gives an expression that is more complicated than the original integrand, but mathematically equivalent to it. This uses ordinary mathematical notation for D .

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    Simplify gets back to the original form of the expression.

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    Clear the variable definitions.

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