I really need help on this one

1. Jun 29, 2006

Jahnabi

Hey!

Can anybody help me with this????

I need to simply the following expression:

(x^4 + x^2y^2 + y^4)/(x^2 - x^2y^2 + y^2)

I'd be so thankful ..

2. Jun 30, 2006

geniusprahar_21

are sure the expression in the denominator is $$x^2 - x^2y^2 + y^2$$ and not $$x^2 - xy + y^2$$

3. Jul 1, 2006

Jahnabi

yeah ..

oh, yeah .. I'm very sure about that ..

4. Jul 2, 2006

nn987

GroebnerBasis

hope it helps

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5. Jul 3, 2006

Jahnabi

I'm sorry, but that went right over me ..! I didn't understand it a little bit .. Could you kindly elaborate? I'd be so very thankful ..

6. Jul 3, 2006

Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
Did you simply try dividing?