Let $L/K$ be a finite field extension with $[L:K] = 2^k$ and $f \in K[X]$ be a polynomial of degree 3 that has a root in $L$. Show that $f$ has a root in $K$.
I was thinking about proving this with induction but I have trouble with the base case:
$k=1$: Without loss of generality we can assume that $f$ is monic, so $f = X^3 + aX^2 + bX + c$. Then $[L:K] = 2$ and since $2$ is prime, there exists an $\alpha \in L$ such that $L = K(\alpha)$. Now the Minimal polynomial $g$ of $\alpha$ over $K$ is of degree 2 and since it is also monic, it must be a divider of $f$ (I'm not sure about this one). So $f = g\cdot h$ with $\deg(h) = 1$. Since $h$ is a linear polynomial over $K$ it must have a root in $K$.
I'm not sure if this was correct since I didn't really need that $f$ has a root in $L$? Any hints would be greatly appreciated.