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If ~~EQN:p(x)~~ /p(x)/ is a polynomial in ~~EQN:x,~~ /x,/ the factor theorem states that ~~EQN:(x-a)~~ /(x-a)/ is a factor of ~~EQN:p(x)~~ /p(x)/ if ~~EQN:p(a)=0~~ /p(a)=0./

The factor theorem is a special case of the remainder theorem.