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Factor by Grouping

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  • Subject: [mg96613] Factor by Grouping
  • From: magnum <magnum at nobody.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 06:26:20 -0500 (EST)

I am new to Mathmatica. I am trying to learn how to factor monomials and polynomials and at the same time learn Mathematica. How to I factoa equation such as

4+7xy-14y-2x

I need to group to (x-2)(7y-2).

Should be easy I think, but I can't actually figure out what the correct sequence would be.






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