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sasogeek

  • 4 years ago

what's the easiest way to factor a polynomial with the highest exponent greater than 2? i.e ^3 , ^4 ....

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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    use long division

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    hehe

  3. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Hm, I suppose without electronic aid?

  4. sasogeek
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    yeah

  5. anonymous
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    okay, so if there is at-least one rational root, you could use Rational root theorem.

  6. ash2326
    • 4 years ago
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    Saso geek, try to find one zero by hit and trial method, then create factors in case of a cubic equation .

  7. sasogeek
    • 4 years ago
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    how do u know by just looking at the expression to determine if there's a rational root or not, and what is the rational root theorem anyway?

  8. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Saso, Google is your friend :)

  9. sasogeek
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    lol k i'll look it up :)

  10. anonymous
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    I like this resource: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/Polynomial

  11. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    This is where I learned many tricks: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Resources/Papers/PolynomialsAK.pdf

  12. sasogeek
    • 4 years ago
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    i go there to play math games at times lol

  13. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    \( \Huge \ddot\smile \)

  14. AravindG
    • 4 years ago
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    use long division

  15. EarthCitizen
    • 4 years ago
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    long division is slow

  16. EarthCitizen
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    \[\Huge \ddot\frown\]

  17. EarthCitizen
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    use factorization method \[\Huge \ddot\star\]

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