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Re: Factor by Grouping

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  • 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.
>
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