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Formula Manipulation and Simplification

Simplify or modify expressions, substitute parts of expressions

Transform your expression into the particular form you require (expanded, factored, or expressed in particular terms) by choosing the appropriate function. See Choose Function to Rearrange Expression. If you just need a simpler expression, use simplify. You also can substitute for any part of an expression with another value by using subs.


simplifyAlgebraic simplification
simplifyFractionSymbolic simplification of fractions
subexprRewrite symbolic expression in terms of common subexpressions
prettyPrettyprint symbolic expressions

Polynomials & Fractions

coeffsCoefficients of polynomial
expandSymbolic expansion of polynomials and elementary functions
hornerHorner nested polynomial representation
numdenExtract numerator and denominator
partfracPartial fraction decomposition

Rewriting & Decomposition

childrenSubexpressions or terms of symbolic expression
collectCollect coefficients
combineCombine terms of identical algebraic structure
composeFunctional composition
divisorsDivisors of integer or expression
isolateIsolate variable or expression in equation
lhsLeft side (LHS) of equation
rewriteRewrite expression in terms of another function
rhsRight side (RHS) of equation


prettyPrettyprint symbolic expressions
subexprRewrite symbolic expression in terms of common subexpressions
subsSymbolic substitution


Choose Function to Rearrange Expression

Several functions are available to manipulate expressions. Understand which function to use.

Simplify Symbolic Expressions

Simplifying symbolic expressions, including assumptions and additional options.

Substitute Variables in Symbolic Expressions

Substitute variables with other variables, numbers, vectors, or matrices.

Evaluate Symbolic Expressions Using subs

Evaluate expressions and functions after their variables are assigned values.

Abbreviate Common Terms in Long Expressions

Simplify the display of long expressions by abbreviating common terms.

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