No that's all good. I've just realised that you and Worzo were saying slightly different things. They will always be factors in that sense yes...but I was just clarifying that only checking the integer factors isn't good enough in general.
EDIT: Infact, although it's not particularly grand, it is a well known result, so it's pretty cool that you came up with it innocently.
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Real Roots Of 4 term polynomial that equates to 0? watch
- 06-04-2006 00:21
- 06-04-2006 07:19
Going a bit further, we can actually reach the "rational roots theorem."
- 06-04-2006 09:22
Oh OK - that makes sense. Should have spotted that! Nice.
(Original post by Spenceman_)
- 06-04-2006 12:45
but I was just clarifying that only checking the integer factors isn't good enough in general.