After proving that:

...how would i go aboutHENCEsolving:

Even just a nudge in the right direction would be of much help - I can see a link but just can't bring the two together!

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- Jun 2nd 2010, 01:40 PMacebandComplex number - De Moivre
After proving that:

...how would i go about*HENCE*solving:

Even just a nudge in the right direction would be of much help - I can see a link but just can't bring the two together! - Jun 2nd 2010, 02:08 PMdrumist

The rational root theorem suggests as possible roots. Try dividing this polynomial by or to see if either is a factor. (One of them will be.)

Edit: I realize now this isn't the intended way to solve the polynomial. Follow Archie Meade's method below. (But leaving this up in case you were curious about another way to solve such a problem.) - Jun 2nd 2010, 02:54 PMArchie Meade