Re: factoring

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115092] Re: factoring*From*: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:04:37 -0500 (EST)

Hi, if you want to multiply x and y you have to say so. Either by leaving a space so that it reads x y or by using times *: Factor[x*y - x*z + y^2 - y*z] Cheers Patrick On Thu, 2010-12-30 at 04:09 -0500, r_poetic 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! > >