# How Do You Use The Factor Theorem

Factor TheoremTheorem: If p(x) is a polynomial of degree n ≥ 1 and a is any real number, then (i) x – a is a factor of p(x), if p(a) = 0, and (ii) p(a) = 0, if x – a is a factor of p(x). Proof: By the Remainder Theorem, p(x) = (x – a) q(x) + p(a). (i) I…

# Factorization Of Polynomials Using Factor Theorem

Factorization Of Polynomials Using Factor TheoremFactor Theorem:If p(x) is a polynomial of degree n 1 and a is any real number, then (i) x – a is a factor of p(x), if p(a) = 0, and (ii) p(a) = 0, if x – a is a factor of p(x). Proof: By the Remainder Th…