<![CDATA[Math Is Fun Forum / Factor Polynomials Completely]]>2024-09-25T14:21:17ZFluxBBhttps://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=31893<![CDATA[Factor Polynomials Completely]]>Factor each polynomial completely. If the polynomial cannot be factored, say it is prime.

A. x^2 + 7

B. x^4 - 1

Question A

The polynomial x^2 + 7 cannot be factored. It is prime.

Question B

x^4 - 1

(x^2 - 1)(x^2 + 1)

(x - 1)(x + 1)(x^2 + 1)...answer.

Note: x^2 + 1 is prime and thus cannot be factored.