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i.e.

for complex ##\lambda## (with non-zero imaginary component) we have

##(x - \lambda)(x - \bar{\lambda}) = x^2 - 2\Big(\text{real}(\lambda)\Big)x + \vert \lambda \vert^2 ##

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There's an old discussion here on this very problem:

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/factoring-x-4-1.371741/

https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/factoring-x-4-1.371741/

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This is a direct consequence of the full factorization in the complex numbers and the conjugate pairs of complex roots.

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