Re: factoring

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115213] Re: factoring*From*: "W. Craig Carter" <ccarter at mit.edu>*Date*: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 04:27:15 -0500 (EST)

Hello, 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: > 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! > >