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### Can't do simple algebraic division

Why can't I do a simple division with Sage? All I get out is what I put in. I can do this by hand easily but no matter what method or option I try I get the same answer.

In: (3x^3+x^2-3x+5)/(x+1)

Out: (3x^3 + x^2 - 3x + 5)/(x + 1)

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### Can't do simple algebraic division

Why can't I do a simple division with Sage? Sage? All I get out is what I put in. in. I can do this by hand easily but no matter what method method or option I try I get the same answer.

In: (3x^3+x^2-3x+5)/(x+1) (3*x^3+x^2-3*x+5)/(x+1)
Out: (3x^3 (3*x^3 + x^2 - 3x 3*x + 5)/(x + 1)1)