Factor
of a Polynomial
Factorization of a Polynomial
A factor of polynomial P(x)
is any polynomial which divides evenly into P(x).
For
example, x +
2 is a factor of the polynomial x^{2} – 4.
The factorization of a polynomial is its representation as a product its factors. For example, the factorization of x^{2} – 4
is (x – 2)(x + 2).
See
also
Polynomial
long division, synthetic division
