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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Originally Posted by nandokommando Find b so that is a factor of . The answer is -4, I just don't know how to get there. Can anyone give me a step by step? Use the factor theorem which is stated below is a factor of the polynomial if and only if For your example . To find f(1) substitute 1 wherever you see x in your equation
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