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    help factoring polynomial

    hi, i really wanna ask a question is there any easier way to factor this polynomial 6x^4 + x^3 - 8x ^2 -x + 2 ,
    and i have one more question, when do use the integral zero theorm P (b)=0and the factor theorm P ( b/a ) = 0. i just wanna know the difference , and when to use which. thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by lickman View Post
    hi, i really wanna ask a question is there any easier way to factor this polynomial 6x^4 + x^3 - 8x ^2 -x + 2 ,
    and i have one more question, when do use the integral zero theorm P (b)=0and the factor theorm P ( b/a ) = 0. i just wanna know the difference , and when to use which. thanks
    Note that:

    p(1) = 0.

    p(-1) = 0.
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    arghh i get what u mean , how 1 is + and - , but can anyone answer my other question lol thanks
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