babydoll332
Write a linear factorization of the function.
f(x) = x^4 + 64x^2



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asnaseer
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what can you see that is common to both terms?

allank
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Hint: Try factoring out x^2

asnaseer
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I guess there's your answer :/

allank
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Sorry for letting it slip @asnaseer =)

babydoll332
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f(x) = x2(x + 8i)^2

asnaseer
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np  I guess we are all eager to solve problems :)

asnaseer
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not quite babydoll332  factor out JUST the \(x^2\) term

allank
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Heh, true. Take it from here @asnaseer

babydoll332
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f(x) = x2(x + 8i)(x  8i)

asnaseer
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yes  that is the correct factorisation  you went one step further than I expected. :)

babydoll332
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thanks :)

asnaseer
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yw :)