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Factoring an Expression


Date: 8/5/96 at 22:33:6
From: Anonymous
Subject: Factoring an Expression

Dr Math,

Please help me factor this equation:

   x^10+x+1

Thank you for your help,

Tuan Vu


Date: 8/7/96 at 1:55:52
From: Doctor Pete
Subject: Re: Factoring an Expression

If you're looking for a factorization with integer coefficients, it is 
not possible.

On the other hand,

     x^10 + x^2 + 1 = (1-x+x^2)(1+x+x^2)(1-x^4+x^6).


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