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Re: simplify problem

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  • Subject: [mg5200] Re: [mg5137] simplify problem
  • From: Tatsuki Inoue <tatsu at>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 02:02:06 -0500
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

"Tomasz B." wrote in article "[mg5137] simplify problem"
> How can I revers the above Operation, in this example from 
> a^2+2ab+b^2+c^2+2cd+d^2
> I want to have (a+b)^2 + (c+d)^2.  

You can use a replace repeated operator "//." as 

a^2 + 2 a b + b^2 + c^2 + 2 c d + d^2 //.

try it!
T.Inoue 		e-mail: tatsu at

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