Question: How do I express a function as a variable in Maple?

March 31 2014 joeventura 15
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I am new user of Maple. I have an expression like f(x,y)/g(x,y) and I want to have Maple name f(x,y) as something simple like "h" so that later equations write h/g(x,y) instead of the complete f(x,y)/g(x,y), and also to be able to simplify other equations in terms of h.

For example, a=(x+1)(y-5)^2/(x+y-3). Can I get Maple to let h=(x+1)(y-5)^2, so that I get h/(x+y-3) when I ask for a?

Sorry if this question is basic (and my math terminology incorrect), but I have been trying for a while.

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