Arturo O. answered • 4d

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To ensure real coefficients, the complex conjugate of a complex zero must also be a zero. Therefore, the minimum set of zeros is

2

2 + i

2 - i

and the polynomial is

p(x) = A(x - 2) [x - (2 + i)] [x - (2 - i)],

where A ≠ 0.

A is the leading coefficient, so A = 1 (given).

p(x) = (x - 2) [x - (2 + i)] [x - (2 - i)]

Now multiply this through and simplify, and get your polynomial. The coefficients will all come out real.