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Factor

Factor[poly] factors a polynomial over the integers.

Factor applies only to the top level in an expression. You may have to apply Factor again to reach other levels.
• The exponents of variables need not be positive integers. Factor can deal with exponents that are linear combinations of symbolic expressions.
• When given a rational expression, Factor effectively first calls Together, then factors numerator and denominator.
• See also:
ExpandAll, Simplify, SolveEquation.

Examples

Using InstantCalculators

Here is the InstantCalculator for the Factor function. Enter the parameters for your calculation and click Calculate to see the result.

Entering Commands Directly

You can paste a template for this command via the Text Input button on the Factor Function Controller.

Here are a few factored polynomials.

This polynomial doesn't factor, so it returned unchanged.

Here, we factor a polynomial in three variables with 195 terms.



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