Re: Factor by Grouping

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg96633] Re: [mg96613] Factor by Grouping*From*: Adriano Pascoletti <adriano.pascoletti at dimi.uniud.it>*Date*: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 04:21:27 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200902171126.GAA26096@smc.vnet.net>

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. > > > > > >

**References**:**Factor by Grouping***From:*magnum <magnum@nobody.com>