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 ▼ bluesun08 Unregistered Posts: 207 Threads: 48 Joined: Feb 2010 10-29-2013, 07:39 AM What is the difference between the CAS-commands COLLECT and FACTOR? ▼ Walter B Unregistered Posts: 4,587 Threads: 105 Joined: Jul 2005 10-29-2013, 08:19 AM The first requires seven letters and the second six. ISCNR. d:-) ▼ bluesun08 Unregistered Posts: 207 Threads: 48 Joined: Feb 2010 10-29-2013, 08:29 AM PRIMEd? Eddie W. Shore Unregistered Posts: 764 Threads: 118 Joined: Aug 2007 10-29-2013, 09:36 AM To my understanding, collect organizes the algebraic object: Example: collect(x^2+3*x*t-2*t^2+2*x,x) returns x^2+3*x*t+2*x-2*t^2 collect(x^2+3*x*t-2*t^2+2*x,t) returns -2*t^2+3*x*t+x^2+2*x While factor attempts to factor a polynomial.

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