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Re: factoring


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]


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!

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