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Re: Simplify Polynomials with Factor / FullSimplify

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  • Subject: [mg53376] Re: [mg53361] Simplify Polynomials with Factor / FullSimplify
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 23:02:37 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200501080739.CAA17737@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
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Sure, it works:

Factor[a^2 + b^2 + 2*a*b]
(a + b)^2

and this does what it should, too:

Factor[a^2 + b^2 + 2*ab]
a^2 + 2*ab + b^2

ab isn't the same as a b or a*b.

Bobby

On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 02:39:28 -0500 (EST), Amanda Pearls <lightyears78 at yahoo.de> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> i want to simplify some of the polynomials in the form like:
>
> a^2+b^2 +2ab --> (a+b)^2
>
>
> but even this simple term does not work with Factor / FullSimplify?
>
> Any help?
>
> thanks
>
>
>
>



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