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Re: Factor by Grouping


Your polynomial won't factor, since xy is a third variable... not x*y.  
Correcting that, however:

4 + 7 x y - 14 y - 2 x // Factor

(-2 + x) (-2 + 7 y)

Bobby

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 05:26:20 -0600, magnum <magnum at nobody.com> wrote:

> 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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