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Divide

or Divide
is equivalent to .
  • is converted to on input.
Enter in 2D form using Control+/:
Divide reduces fractions to lowest terms:
Force a numerical result by including a decimal point in the input:
is applied sequentially:
is always converted to products and powers:
Enter using Esc div Esc:
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Click for copyable input
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Enter in 2D form using Control+/:
In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]=
 
Divide reduces fractions to lowest terms:
In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]=
 
Force a numerical result by including a decimal point in the input:
In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]=
 
is applied sequentially:
In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]=
 
is always converted to products and powers:
In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]//FullForm=
 
Enter using Esc div Esc:
In[1]:=
Click for copyable input
Out[1]=
Divide threads element-wise over lists:
Successive ratios in a list:
Expand quotients:
Cancel common factors in rational expressions:
Split into partial fractions:
Pattern matching relies on FullForm:
Array of possible fractions:
Integers that divide exactly:
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