MathGroup Archive 2009

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Factor by Grouping


Your polynomial has three inedeterminates: x, y and xy.
Insert a space between x and y to get

In[2]:= Factor[4 + 7 x y - 14 y - 2 x]
Out[2]= (-2 + x) (-2 + 7 y)

Adriano Pascoletti
2009/2/17 magnum <magnum at nobody.com>

> 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.
>
>
>
>
>
>


  • Prev by Date: Re: Factor by Grouping
  • Next by Date: Re: Select All Lists Where Any Element is a Given Value
  • Previous by thread: Factor by Grouping
  • Next by thread: Re: Factor by Grouping