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Homework Help: Find the equation of the polynomial

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the equation of the polynomial of degree 4 with zero's at -2, 2, 1, 1 and a leading coefficient of 1.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I don't know how to attack this one, I'm sure if I could see how to do it I could do it myself byt my head isn't working right now. All I can gather from that information is the first bit is x ^ 4 - Which isn't much. I'm thinking I have to substitue the values for zero into an equation and solve simultaneously? Can any one help?
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  3. Mar 9, 2009 #2


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    Hi Noir! :smile:

    Hint: factors :wink:
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