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Steve Keeley
12/25/12 7:44pm

You're not getting the answer you want because it would be incorrect.

x^4 + 2 x^2 + 1 does not factor into (x+1)^2*(x-1)^2.

x^4 - 2 x^2 + 1 does factor into (x+1)^2*(x-1)^2.

in: Factor[x^4 - 2 x^2 + 1]
out: (x-1)^2 (x+1)^2

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Polynomial factorization by roots? Gandalf Saxe 12/11/12 11:08am
Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Nasser M. Ab... 12/12/12 08:07am
Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Gandalf 12/18/12 08:58am
Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Steve Keeley 12/25/12 7:44pm
Re: Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Steve Keeley 12/26/12 7:30pm
Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Steve Keeley 12/26/12 7:48pm
Re: Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Gandalf Saxe 12/28/12 05:36am
Re: Re: Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? yehuda 12/28/12 11:39am
Re: Re: Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Steve Keeley 12/28/12 12:11pm
Re: Re: Re: Polynomial factorization by roots? Steve Keeley 12/28/12 1:02pm
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