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Let a

be any element of E that is not in K. Then a = f(u)/g(u)

for some polynomials f(x), g(x) inK[x]

2.Let K contained in E contained in F be fields. Prove that if F is algebraic over K, then F is algebraic over E and E is algebraic over K

F is algebraic so F(u)=0

We want to show E(u)=0

3. Let F be an extension field of K and let u be a nonzero element of F that is algebraic

over K with minimal polynomial m(x) = x^n + a_(n−1)x^n−1 + · · · + a_1x + a_0. Show that

u^−1 is algebraic over K by finding a polynomial p(x) in K[x] such that p(u^−1) = 0.

Well I know a number u is algebraic if p(u)=0 for a plynomial p(x)

4. Let F be an extension field of K with [F : K] = m < infinity, and let p(x) in K[x] be a

polynomial of degree n that is irreducible over K. Show that if n does not divide m,

then p(x) has no roots in F.

n does not divide m, so we can't have m=nq