(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Prove that every polynomial with real coefficients factors into linear and quadratic real factors.

2. Relevant equations

So show that f(x) = x[tex]^{n}[/tex] + a[tex]_{}n-1[/tex]x[tex]^{n-1}[/tex]+...+ax +a[tex]_{}0[/tex] factors into some (x-r[tex]_{}1[/tex])(x[tex]^{2}[/tex]+4)......

3. The attempt at a solution

I understand how and why this is true but could someone point me in the right direction on where to start?

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# Homework Help: Factors of a polynomial

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