Find b so that x - 1 is a factor of x^5 + x^4 + x^3 + x^2 + b.

The answer is -4, I just don't know how to get there. Can anyone give me a step by step?

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- Mar 6th 2010, 07:33 AMnandokommandoFind b so that x - 1 is a factor
Find b so that x - 1 is a factor of x^5 + x^4 + x^3 + x^2 + b.

The answer is -4, I just don't know how to get there. Can anyone give me a step by step? - Mar 6th 2010, 07:59 AMe^(i*pi)