Give a positive integer . Let ,nonzero,real polynomial. we have . Show that there exist a real polynomial such that ,where is real numbers.
Let . Then , and say.
The equation then becomes . Compare the constant term and the coefficient of y on both sides to get the equations and . Deduce from these that . It follows that either or . In either case, you can deduce that , from which it easily follows that all three linear polynomials are multiples of each other.