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Divide

  • x / y or Divide[ x , y ] is equivalent to x y ^-1.
  • x / y is converted to x y ^-1 on input.
  • Divide[ x , y ] can be entered in StandardForm and InputForm as x y, x div y or x \[Divide] y.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.1.1.

    Further Examples

    Common numerical factors are cancelled.

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    It takes a command to cancel common algebraic factors.

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