hey guys I was just wondering whether I'm doing this right
for example the question asks to factor over the real number field
Heres what I did
but when I checked the answers they got
they got this by pairing up the roots
which is more factored than my expression, the factors I got are not factorised enough right?, I have tried difference of 2 squares, yet they don't give me the same as the answer as they are complex
- Is the method I used originally wrong, since it is not fully factored?
- How would I be able to factorise it to the right answer (eg. provided by the textbook) by just continuing with the factors I originally got, without using the pairing up of roots method the text book used. Is it possible?