A Factor of a Polynomial of degree is a Polynomial of degree less than which can be
multiplied by another Polynomial of degree less than to yield , i.e., a Polynomial such
that

For example, since

both and are Factors of . The Coefficients of factor Polynomials are often required to be Real Numbers or Integers but could, in general, be Complex Numbers.

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