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## Irreductible Polynomial TST 2003

Let $f\in\mathbb{Z}[X]$ be an irreducible polynomial over the ring of integer polynomials, such that $|f(0)|$ is not a perfect square. Prove that if the leading coefficient of $f$ is 1 (the coefficient of the term having the highest degree in $f$) then $f(X^2)$ is also irreducible in the ring of integer polynomials.

Mihai Piticari, Romanian TST 2003