# Math Factoring

Explain how x^4+7x^2+20 and x^2+7x+20 are alike and different.

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1. They are different degrees of polynomials, but have the same set of coefficients.

The roots of x in the second expression are the roots of x^2 in the second expression.

Neither function has real roots (for which the function value is zero).

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