Re: Simplify Polynomials with Factor / FullSimplify

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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 > > > > -- DrBob at bigfoot.com www.eclecticdreams.net

**References**:**Simplify Polynomials with Factor / FullSimplify***From:*lightyears78@yahoo.de (Amanda Pearls)