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Re: Factoring question


"DrBob" <majort at cox-internet.com> wrote in message
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> 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.

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> Bobby
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Hodgen [mailto:shodgen at mindspring.com]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg35458]  Factoring question
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> Hello,
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> 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
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