Simplifying a symbolic expression
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I am trying to simplify the symbolic expression below into the form (x + __)(x + __)(x + __)(x + __)(x + __)
syms x k
f = 50*x^5+994*x^4+5504*x^3+20*k*x^3+6233*x^2+170*k*x^2+980*k*x-8732*x+1700*k-24913;
I have tried using the simplify() function however it won't simplify further, approximations are fine. Any suggestions?
Walter Roberson on 25 Sep 2022
You are trying to find the symbolic roots of a degree 5 polynomial. It does not happen to be one of the quintic polynomials that factors into algebraic numbers (at least not for the general case)