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    Rewriting expression

    I'm really doing a physics problem, and I got to an expression that looks more complicated than I would like. Is there a way to make this fraction look more elegant?

    (4bc - ac - ab) / (4bc + ac + ab)

    The only thing I tried was to factorize out an "a" above and below, but that didn't really get me anywere. Perhaps it can't be simplyfied, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to post it here anyway.
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    Re: Rewriting expression

    Quote Originally Posted by gralla55 View Post
    I'm really doing a physics problem, and I got to an expression that looks more complicated than I would like. Is there a way to make this fraction look more elegant?

    (4bc - ac - ab) / (4bc + ac + ab)

    The only thing I tried was to factorize out an "a" above and below, but that didn't really get me anywere. Perhaps it can't be simplyfied, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to post it here anyway.
    Not sure if this is of any use for you:

    \frac{4bc-ac-ab}{4bc+ac+ab}=1-\frac{2a(c+b)}{4bc+ac+ab}
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