Re: Factoring question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg35458] Re: Factoring question*From*: "Steven Hodgen" <shodgen at mindspring.com>*Date*: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 03:48:40 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <agbfhl$je9$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"DrBob" <majort at cox-internet.com> wrote in message news:agbfhl$je9$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Factor[x^7 + x^5 + x^4 + -x^3 + x + 1] // Trace This doesn't do it. It only traces the initial evaluation, and then simply displays the factored result with no intermediate factoring steps. Thanks for the suggestion though. > > Bobby > > -----Original Message----- > From: Steven Hodgen [mailto:shodgen at mindspring.com] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Subject: [mg35458] Factoring question > > Hello, > > 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? > > Thanks! > > --Steven > > > > > > >

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: Factoring question***From:*Ken Levasseur <Kenneth_Levasseur@uml.edu>