The *factor theorem* states that if a polynomial \(p(x)\) has a root \(x=a\), then \((x-a)\) is a factor of the polynomial.

An alternative way of expressing this is: if \(p(a)=0\), then \((x-a)\) is a factor of \(p(x)\).

The *factor theorem* states that if a polynomial \(p(x)\) has a root \(x=a\), then \((x-a)\) is a factor of the polynomial.

An alternative way of expressing this is: if \(p(a)=0\), then \((x-a)\) is a factor of \(p(x)\).