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Re: factoring

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  • Subject: [mg115089] Re: factoring
  • From: Andrea <btlgs2000 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 06:29:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ifhi7m$i0t$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Dec 30, 10:09 am, r_poetic <radford.scha... at mms.gov> wrote:
> Hello,
> an easy question:
>
> why does Factor[xy-xz+y^2-yz] fail to return (x+y)(y-z), and what
> command would do that?
>
> Thanks!

Hi
you have to put a space between variables.
x y means x times y, xy means a variable with a two letters name


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