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Question wrote:

i) factor(x^8 + x^4 + 1);

(x^2-x+1)*(x^2+x+1)*(x^4-x^2+1)ii)factor(x^4 -6*x^2 + 1);

(x^2-2*x-1)*(x^2+2*x-1)iii) factor((a^8 + a^4)*(x^4 + x^8));

a^4*(a^4+1)*x^4*(x^4+1)iv) factor ((x^4 - 23*x^2)*(y^2 + y^4));

x^2*(x^2-23)*y^2*(y^2+1)v) factor(9*y^4 - 33*y^2 + 16);

(3*y^2-3*y-4)*(3*y^2+3*y-4)vi) factor(4*x^4 + 11*x^2 + 25);

(2*x^2-3*x+5)*(2*x^2+3*x+5)vii) factor(x^4 + 8*x^2 + 144);

(x^2-4*x+12)*(x^2+4*x+12)

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Answer wrote:

Hi Aishee Ghatak,

Try doing this yourself:

Try doing this yourself:

*Last edited by Agnishom (2013-06-19 02:04:04)*

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Hi;

For the first one you might try the substitution y = x^4.

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That yields y^2 + y + 1

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You can factor that maybe.

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Okay but how. Please tell the formula or the general form being applied.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not know one, or if one exists. That is not even a cyclotomic polynomial.

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can you factor it?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That can be factored by using the quadratic formula.

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seems funny. Can you do the rest?

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Hey, dad showed me how to do the first two

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Post please, refresh my memory.

For v)

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Hi Aishee Ghatak,

Try doing this yourself:

Try doing this yourself:

*Last edited by Agnishom (2013-06-19 01:42:43)*

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Did he complete the square there?

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What is that, now?

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Hi Agnishom;

I am getting for that one

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Realising that It can be put into the form (x+y)^2 - z^2

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Correct, but I didn't challenge you to do it. It was for my cousin who will probably view the threaad

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I am not following you.

I have done this one:

I do not understand the hint.

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Oh, I am sorry. I will take the answer out.

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Doesn't matter she knows the answer, she needs to know the process.

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Good, she can teach me then.

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Hi Agnishom;

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