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Wolfram gets it wrong?

Posted 9 years ago

Upon trying to simplify this expression ..


Worlfram gets the "Input interpretation" right... enter image description here

but its result or "alternative form" is .. enter image description here

Which is wrong, it should be (950/X²) or am i missing something?

POSTED BY: John Stevenson
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Posted 9 years ago

Well, it makes sense now, thank you very much.

POSTED BY: John Stevenson

I think you would get the result 950/X² from the input 38/(((x) (x/5) (0.0047625))/(0.0238125)). The division is not associative: (a/b)/c is not the same as a/(b/c), even if the two-dimensional fraction notation obscures this fact with fraction lines of the same length and thickness.

POSTED BY: Gianluca Gorni
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