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    Well I need this by the end of tonight. I still haven't figured out the answer. Could someone please help, thanks.



    Form a polynomial F(x) with real coefficients having given degree and zero.


    Degree 4; zeros: i, 1+ 2i




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    Quote Originally Posted by nib-ball View Post
    Well I need this by the end of tonight. I still haven't figured out the answer. Could someone please help, thanks.



    Form a polynomial F(x) with real coefficients having given degree and zero.


    Degree 4; zeros: i, 1+ 2i




    Thanks, this will be greatly appreciated.
    there should be four zeroes. if any of the zeroes have multiplicity, please identify them
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    i need the exact help with this.. precalc finals tomorrow. and im clueless on 50% of the stuff.
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    Hello, nib-ball!

    Form a polynomial f(x) with real coefficients
    of degree 4, and zeros: i,\:1+ 2i
    You're expected to know a few facts about polynomial equations . . .

    Complex zeros always appear in conjugate pairs.
    . . Since i is a zero, then -i is also a zero.
    . . Since 1 + 2i is a zero, then 1 -  2i is also a zero.

    If a is a zero of a polynomial, then (x - a) is a factor of the polynomial.
    . . Since i is a zero, then (x - i) is a factor.
    . . Since -i is a zero, then (x + i) is a factor.
    . . Since 1 + 2i is a zero, then \left(x - [1 + 2i]\right) is a factor.
    . . Since 1 - 2i is a zero, then (x - [1 - 2i]) is a factor.


    The polynomial could be: . f(x) \;=\;(x - i)(x + i)(x - 1 - 2i)(x - 1 + 2i)

    . . which simplifies to: . f(x)\;=\;x^4 - 2x^3 + 6x^2 - 2x + 5

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