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i forget.. are the number of zeros equal to the degree?? or is it one less than the degree?
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The possible rational roots are:
1, -1, 2, -2, 3, -3, 6, -6
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mmhmmm what does that mean?
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plug in each value into the function and see which one gives you zero
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(x-3)(x-2)(x+1)=0
(x-3)=0 (x-2)=0 (x+1)=0
x=3 x=2 x=-1
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|dw:1352443007461:dw| so my answer is that there are 3 zeros?
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and also, the amount of zeros is equal to the degree right??
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are the amount of zeros equal to the polynomial's degree???
and the answer is that there are 3 zeros?? and i just plug it in??
and did i do the math right when i plugged in??
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you got it, the 3 zeros are 3, 2, -1
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kay :) thanks! :)