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what is the x intercept of y=1+(1/x)+(1/x^2)

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    Is the x intercept when y = 0?

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    Yess!

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    Then shouldn't you just try to solve \[0=1 + \frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{x^2}\]?

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    I did & i dont think theres a defined answer so i was just checking if i did something wrong

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    Ah, did you check the discriminant to see if it was positive/zero/negative?

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    multiply each term by x^2

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    giving x^2 + x + 1 = 0 and check discriminant as freewill said

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    yup

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    alright thanks.

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    the roots are non-real (complex) numbers

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    yw

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