# Math Help - systematic procedure for factoring third degree polynomials???

1. ## systematic procedure for factoring third degree polynomials???

Can anyone offer a systematic procedure for factoring third degree polynomials???

2. ## Re: systematic procedure for factoring third degree polynomials???

Originally Posted by sluggerbroth
Can anyone offer a systematic procedure for factoring third degree polynomials???
A third degree polynomial with real coefficients has at one real root.
If you find that root, say $r$, then $(x-r)$ is factor.
Thus you can reduce the polynomial to a second degree polynomial.