Factoring polynomials

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Can any polynomial in any degree of x be factored into a product of the form

(leading coefficient)(x-a)(x-b) ... (x-z)

as long as we can use complex numbers for a,b, etc.?

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jbriggs444
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Yes. That is one way of stating the fundamental theorem of algebra.
 
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