Problem to be solved

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• Subject: [mg14097] Problem to be solved
• From: "Andre' David" <l42549 at alfa.ist.utl.pt>
• Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 03:15:22 -0400
• Organization: Instituto Superior Tecnico
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```	Hi!

I have been in battle for the last few days in trying to make
Mathematica (3.0) do the following:

Imagine I have something like ax^2+bx+c. Now I want to know how to make
Mathematica return me something in the form (x+d)^2, where d depends on
a, b and c.

This is the simple form. In reality I am trying to determine the sigma
and mu of a product of the form

f_i=1/(sqrt(2 pi) sigma_i) Exp( -(x-mu_i)^2/(2 sigma_i^2)  )

So I want to know what is the sigma and mu of f_1 times f_2.

Now that you know it, I can also add that I tried Collect in every way,
and some substituion rules.

All help thanked

Andre David Tinoco Mendes

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