(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

This question stems from this one: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=642712

I think I know how to solve it now. The only problem is I have to show how to factor this expression in to the form WolframAlpha shows.

[itex]-a^2 b + a b^2 + a^2 c - b^2 c - a c^2 + b c^2[/itex] → [itex]-(a-b)(a-c)(b-c)[/itex]

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I did this but then I don't know how to proceed.

[tex]ab(b-a)+ac(a-c)+bc(c-b)[/tex]

Please help. Thanks

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# Homework Help: Factor expression A so that it looks like expression B

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