March 25th, 2014, 12:56 PM  #1 
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factor x^2y^3x^3y^2+y^2z^3y^3z^2+x^3z^2z^3x^2

March 25th, 2014, 01:03 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 520 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: factor 
March 25th, 2014, 01:15 PM  #3 
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can you show steps

March 25th, 2014, 03:42 PM  #4  
Math Team Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 408  Re: factor Hello, mared! I'll try to demystify the procedure. I sort of "invented" the method many years ago. Quote: Arrange in terms of Arrange in terms of Arrange in terms of  
March 25th, 2014, 05:09 PM  #5 
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The factors (x  y), (y  z), and (z  x) exist by the factor theorem. The final factor is then easily found.


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