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Algebra Calculator

#### Pfeformat

-- Option variable: pfeformat Default value: `false`

When `pfeformat` is `true`, a ratio of integers is displayed with the solidus (forward slash) character, and an integer denominator `n` is displayed as a leading multiplicative term `1/n`.

```          (%i1) pfeformat: false\$
(%i2) 2^16/7^3;
65536
(%o2)                         -----
343
(%i3) (a+b)/8;
b + a
(%o3)                         -----
8
(%i4) pfeformat: true\$
(%i5) 2^16/7^3;
(%o5)                       65536/343
(%i6) (a+b)/8;
(%o6)                      1/8 (b + a)```

```(%o1)                                true
(%i2) ```

### Related Examples

##### pfeformat-true

(3/4) * x^2 - (1/2) *...

pfeformat:true;

(3/4) * x^2 - (1/2) *...

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##### pfeformat-true

a: matrix [[1,3], [2,...

pfeformat: true;

a: matrix [[1,3], [2,...

Calculate

##### pfeformat-true

a: matrix [[1,3], [2,...

pfeformat: true;

Calculate

##### pfeformat-true

eq1: (3/4) * x^2 - (1...

pfeformat: true;

eq1;

Calculate

##### pfeformat-tex-true

(3/4) * x^2 - (1/2) *...

pfeformat:true;

(3/4) * x^2 - (1/2) *...

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? pfeformat;

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##### pfeformat-true

a: matrix [[1,2]];

pfeformat: true;

a;

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##### pfeformat-true

eq1: (3/4) * x^2 - (1...

pfeformat: true;

Calculate

##### pfeformat-true

pfeformat: true;

m:[[1,2,3],[a,4,7],[...

inverse(m);

Calculate

eq1:x*4+y-2=y;

rat(eq1);

eq1;

Calculate