# Math Help - polynomial solutions

1. ## polynomial solutions

Why is there no closed formula for polynomials of degree 5 or higher?

2. Originally Posted by bictory
Why is there no closed formula for polynomials of degree 5 or higher?
I will assume that you are not taking elementary algebra, and made a simple mistake placing this question in the wrong forum. If so, look up the Abel-Ruffini theorem. Should answer your question.

-Andy

3. Originally Posted by bictory
Why is there no closed formula for polynomials of degree 5 or higher?
There is no simple answer. Learn Galois Theory to find out.