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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.

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    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.

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

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

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