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Show Steps of Solve or Expand

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg24861] Show Steps of Solve or Expand
  • From: Alan <kd7cyb at mac.com>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 03:24:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How do you show each step that Mathematica uses on the functions Solve
or Expand without using the Trace function as shown below? Is there a
free package available?


(*SolveStep is being used just as an example function even though it
does not exist*)

SolveStep[a x^2+b x+c==0,x];

(*Would output something like the derivation of the quadratic formula*)


Thanks,
Alan


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