Find the linear factors of

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- Feb 17th 2008, 10:30 PMnerdzorLinear factors of polynomial
Find the linear factors of

- Feb 17th 2008, 10:58 PMPeritus
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now armed with this new knowledge we can see that x = -1 is a possible root of the polynomial, and after substituting it in the polynomial we see that it's indeed a root, now all we have to do is reduce the polynomial to second degree by long division - Feb 17th 2008, 11:03 PMCaptainBlack