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RE: Factoring question

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  • From: "DrBob" <majort at>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 03:17:44 -0400 (EDT)
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Factor[x^7 + x^5 + x^4 + -x^3 + x + 1] // Trace


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From: Steven Hodgen [mailto:shodgen at] 
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Subject: [mg35324] [mg35293] Factoring question


I just purchased Mathematica 4.1.  I'm taking precalculus and wanted to try
a tough factoring problem, since the teacher couldn't do it either.
Mathematica get's the correct answer, but I'm interrested in seeing how it
got there.  Is there a way to turn on some sort of trace feature where it
shows each step it used to get the the final result?



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