ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Sat, 18 May 2013 14:27:05 +0200Very basic simplification questionhttps://ask.sagemath.org/question/10135/very-basic-simplification-question/I know what the answer is, however I'm trying to work through the process of this basic question. The equation is below:
(3 + x)/x^2
To simplify can't you simplify it to by simplifying the exponents:
3/x
However if you were to plug a constant into the original variable such as 2, you would get a different result than if you simplified it.
1. x = 2 | (3 + x)/x^2 = 5/4
2. x = 2 | 3/2
It's been a while since I went through algebra, so I'm sure there's an easy answer, I'm just wanting to know where I'm not thinking it through properly.
Thanks!jordanhudgensSat, 18 May 2013 14:27:05 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/10135/