I am making an attempt to factorise the above equation.
To do this i am expanding the already factored part of the above equation to obtain ->
$\,f(a) = a^4 - 8a^3 + 15a^2 + 4a - 20\,$
Now i do some random guesses to find that f(2) = 0, hence i know that (a-2) will divide f(a) so i perform long division to get f(a) = (a-2)( Something ) and so on... until i get - > $\,f(a) = (a - 2)^2(a + 1)(a - 5)\,$
I feel that i am approaching the problem in an incorrect and long way. Please let me know if i can get the factorised form in a cleaner and faster way.
PS: Another linked question is to factorise $\,f(x) = (x + 1)(x + 3)(x + 5)(x + 7) + 15\,$