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Let $(x_i,y_i)$ be a finite subset of points of $\mathbb{R}^2$. Find an irreducible polynomials $f(x,y)$ over $\mathbb{R}[x,y]$ such that vanish only in that points.

EDITED: Where $\mathbb{R}$ denoted the Real numbers.

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Arkj has just quoted some exercise. I have no idea why this should be rude ... by the way Arkj has problems with finding an irreducible polynomial, which seems to be much harder than finding an arbitrary polynomial with the desired property. – Martin Brandenburg Apr 12 '12 at 7:54
Is $R$ just any ring or is it the reals $\mathbb R$ ? – lhf Apr 12 '12 at 16:23
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Hint: The polynomial $f_i(x,y)=(x-x_i)^2+(y-y_i)^2$ vanishes at $(x_i,y_i)$ but not at any other point. How can you put together a collection of functions $\{f_i\}$ to get a single function which vanishes wherever one of the $f_i$ vanishes?

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@Arturo Magidin Sorry for use that words, but I don´t know to much english, so I don´t know what words sounds rude ,etc. I tried a lot of things, but the property of being irreducible is the main problem :/! – Arkj Apr 12 '12 at 4:17

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