May 15th, 2015, 11:25 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: May 2015 From: California Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: geometry  x/sqr(x) = 1/x
$\displaystyle \frac{x}{ x^{2} } = \frac{1}{x} $ What is this called? Or how can we describe it? 
May 15th, 2015, 12:07 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC 5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms 
"Division"? "Cancellation"? Note that one must have $x\ne0$ for this to hold. 
May 15th, 2015, 01:06 PM  #3 
Newbie Joined: May 2015 From: California Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: geometry 
Thank you. I am interested in seeing how cancellation works with this example.

May 15th, 2015, 01:41 PM  #4 
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May 15th, 2015, 01:44 PM  #5 
Newbie Joined: May 2015 From: California Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: geometry 
Ahh... got it! Thank you.
