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## #1 2013-06-19 22:43:42

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### Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

#### 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 (2013-06-20 00:04:04)

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## #2 2013-06-19 22:47:41

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Hi;

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

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #3 2013-06-19 22:49:31

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

That yields y^2 + y + 1

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'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #4 2013-06-19 22:50:27

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

You can factor that maybe.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #5 2013-06-19 22:51:23

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

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

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #6 2013-06-19 22:54:50

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

I do not know one, or if one exists. That is not even a cyclotomic polynomial.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #7 2013-06-19 22:56:35

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

can you factor it?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #8 2013-06-19 22:58:30

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

That can be factored by using the quadratic formula.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #9 2013-06-19 23:01:15

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

seems funny. Can you do the rest?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #10 2013-06-19 23:07:55

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #11 2013-06-19 23:08:07

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Hey, dad showed me how to do the first two

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #12 2013-06-19 23:09:01

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Post please, refresh my memory.

For v)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #13 2013-06-19 23:27:07

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Hi Aishee Ghatak,

Try doing this yourself:

Try doing this yourself:

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-06-19 23:42:43)

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #14 2013-06-19 23:30:02

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Did he complete the square there?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #15 2013-06-19 23:34:09

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

What is that, now?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #16 2013-06-19 23:49:59

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Hi Agnishom;

I am getting for that one

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #17 2013-06-19 23:58:43

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

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

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #18 2013-06-20 00:00:18

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

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

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #19 2013-06-20 00:01:16

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

I am not following you.

I have done this one:

I do not understand the hint.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #20 2013-06-20 00:04:31

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

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

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #21 2013-06-20 00:05:21

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

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

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #22 2013-06-20 00:52:34

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

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

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #23 2013-06-20 00:59:39

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Good, she can teach me then.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #24 2013-06-20 01:51:52

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Who are you to judge everything?' -Alokananda

## #25 2013-06-20 02:57:57

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### Re: Somebody please tell how to do these factorisation

Hi Agnishom;

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
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