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Saw this today and realized I didn't know how to solve it:
A polynomial with nonnegative integer coefficients has P(0) = 3, P(1) = 8, P(2) = 39,
and P(3) = 144. Find P(2)
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
Saw this today and realized I didn't know how to solve it: A polynomial with nonnegative integer coefficients has P(0) = 3, P(1) = 8, P(2) = 39, and P(3) = 144. Find P(2)
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hm...does it tell you what type of polynomial it is?
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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
*meaning what the greatest power is.
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HermeezeyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
nope, that was all that the problem had. I deduced it must be degree 4 or less, given p(1) = 8 and p(2) = 39 and all the coefficients have to be positive.
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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
AHAH! :D I believe it's 8x^311x^2+8x+3 :)
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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
...well was my math right? Or should I check?
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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
...*dramatic pause* *decides to check math.*
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HermeezeyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
haha you wanna show me your work? i know its a lot to type though.
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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
+_+ can I just explain it?
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HermeezeyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh wait its nonnegative coeffecients 11x^2 is a negative coeffecient :(
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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I don't see another way that works.
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cathyangsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry T.T I'll give this to my teacher.
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