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  • Subject: [mg26855] Factor[1+x^4]
  • From: "Tom Cage" <k5gj at>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 01:13:31 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I would like to factor 1+x^4.   Mathematica 3 will only respond with
In[1]:= Factor[1+x^4]
Out[2]= 1+x^4

    Other systems will give the complex result

1+x^4 = (x+1/2*Sqrt(2)*I+1/2*Sqrt(2))*

    How would I factor 1+x^4 with Mathematica

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