Divide

x/y or Divide[x,y]

is equivalent to x y^-1.

Details

Examples

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Basic Examples  (7)

Enter in 2D form using :

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 div:

Scope  (1)

Divide threads element-wise over lists:

Applications  (2)

Successive ratios in a list:

Properties & Relations  (3)

Expand quotients:

Cancel common factors in rational expressions:

Split into partial fractions:

Possible Issues  (2)

Pattern matching relies on FullForm:

Neat Examples  (2)

Array of possible fractions:

Integers that divide exactly:

Introduced in 1988
 (1.0)
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Updated in 1996
 (3.0)