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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>

> 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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