# Question:newb question: removing leading constants

## Question:newb question: removing leading constants

Maple
Hello, this is kind of a newb problem, and isn't even terribly important cause it's just an irritant, but I'd love to know how to get around it. The problem s that Maple occasionally pulls constants out of fractional equations and puts them separately at the front. This might sound confusing so here's an example of what I mean. Take the following two equations: sigma[1] := (sqrt(T^2+1))/(4*(K+sqrt(T^2+1))); sigma[2] := (sqrt(T^2+1))/(4*K*(1+sqrt(T^2+1))); When Maple displays the first equation, it multiplies the 4 across the denominator, so it displays: 4K + 4sqrt(T^2+1). In the second equation, Maple pulls the 4 out of the fraction completely, and tacks it on the front as (1/4) * (...). In both cases, it's not how I typed it and it's not how I want it to appear. I want it to appear just as I typed it... with the denominator showing - in the case of the second equation - 4K(1+sqrt(...)). This is a simplified case of the problem; there are times when Maple takes what you type and massively over-complicates it in similar ways and even use of Simplify() does nothing or complicates it even further. Is there some way to force Maple to display things exactly as they are entered? Thanks in advance
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