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

Suppose f(x) [tex]\in[/tex] Complex[x] is a monic polynomial of degree n with roots c1,c2,...cn. Prove that the sum of the roots is -a[tex]_{n-1}[/tex] and their product is (-1)[tex]^{n}[/tex]a[tex]_{0}[/tex]

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

(x-c1)(x-c2)...(x-cn) = x[tex]^{n}[/tex] + (c1+c2+...+cn)x[tex]^{n-1}[/tex]....(c1*c2*....*cn)

I just need a realistic proof this assumes too much

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# Homework Help: The sum and product of an nth degree polynomial

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