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- Subject: [mg115213] Re: factoring
- From: "W. Craig Carter" <ccarter at mit.edu>
- Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 04:27:15 -0500 (EST)
I believe you used a variable like xy when you probably meant x y
Factor[x y - x z + y^2 - y z]
gives the result that you want.
W. Craig Carter
ccarter at mit.edu
On 30 Dec, 2010, at 4:09 AM, r_poetic wrote:
> an easy question:
> why does Factor[xy-xz+y^2-yz] fail to return (x+y)(y-z), and what
> command would do that?
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