# Thread: how can i factor this polynomial?

1. ## how can i factor this polynomial?

im at a loss right now, im trying to factor this polynomial..

x4 + 12x2 + 8x + 3

but i cant seem to do it, i have tried long division, synthetic, grouping but i cant find the complex roots of this function.

can anyone help me?

2. Originally Posted by abel muroi
im at a loss right now, im trying to factor this polynomial..

x4 + 12x2 + 8x + 3

but i cant seem to do it, i have tried long division, synthetic, grouping but i cant find the complex roots of this function.

can anyone help me?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartic...i.27s_solution

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