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March 25th, 2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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factor x^2y^3-x^3y^2+y^2z^3-y^3z^2+x^3z^2-z^3x^2
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can you show steps
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Hello, mared!

I'll try to de-mystify the procedure.
I sort of "invented" the method many years ago.


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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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