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find all solutions of the polynomial equation: x^4 - x^3 - 6x^2 + 4x + 8 = 0

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  1. jenn0814
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    x4−x3−6x2+4x+80 is your answer

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  2. cammyabbo
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    you want to use grouping to factor this polynomial

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  3. cammyabbo
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    for the first 3 terms, you can factor out an X^2

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  4. jaersyn
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    how should i group them?

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  5. jaersyn
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    i got x^2(x^2-x-6)+4(x+2)

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  6. jaersyn
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    x^2(x-3)(x+2)+4(x+2) (x+2)(x^2(x-3)+4) :/

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  7. cammyabbo
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    lets start over

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  8. cammyabbo
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    x^4 - x^3 - 6x^2 + 4x + 8 = 0

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  9. matricked
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    use factor and remainder theorem to solve it

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  10. cammyabbo
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    x^2(x^2 - x - 6) + 4(x + 2) = 0

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  11. jaersyn
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    do you have to use special factors?

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  12. matricked
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    see by plugging x=-2 the expression x^4 - x^3 - 6x^2 + 4x + 8 becomes 0 hence x+2 is one of the factor for getting other factors divide x^4 - x^3 - 6x^2 + 4x + 8 by x+2

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  13. cammyabbo
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    no... (x^2+4)(x-3)(x+2)^2=0 now solve each equal to zero

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  14. cammyabbo
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    no to special factors, matricked is right also

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  15. jaersyn
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    how'd you get there..

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  16. cammyabbo
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    x=-2 and x=2 x=3

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  17. jaersyn
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    you skipped a couple steps from x^2(x^2 - x - 6) + 4(x + 2) = 0

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  18. cammyabbo
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    i further factored (x^2-x-6) and grouped (x^2+4)

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  19. jaersyn
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    can you show me how, from there, you got (x^2+4)(x-3)(x+2)^2=0?

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  20. cammyabbo
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    now set each equation equal to 0

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  21. cammyabbo
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    the x^2 and +4 you pulled out go in their own equation

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  22. jaersyn
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    wait so from x^2(x-3)(x+2) + 4(x+2) = (x^2+4)(x+2)^2 (x-3)?

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  23. cammyabbo
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    yes

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  24. cammyabbo
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    now set each equal to zero by themselves and solve for x

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  25. jaersyn
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    hold on

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  26. cammyabbo
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    x^2+4=0

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  27. jaersyn
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    the rest i know how, but h\where's the logic in that move, where you can take x^2+4

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  28. cammyabbo
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    you factored it out by grouping

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  29. jaersyn
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    it is my understanding that in order to factor by grouping both pieces need to have common factors like, "4(x+2)" doesn't have a (x-3)

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  30. cammyabbo
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    are you learning imaginary numbers?

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  31. cammyabbo
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    right, but x^2-x-6 did

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  32. cammyabbo
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    you further factored

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  33. matricked
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    x^4 - x^3 - 6x^2 + 4x + 8=0 x^4 +2x^3 -3x^3 - 6x^2 + 4x + 8=0 X^3(x+2) -3x^2(x+2) +4(x+2)=0 (x+2)(x^3-3x^2+4)=0 (x+2)(x^3-2x^2-x^2+4)=0 (x+2)(x^2(x-2) - (x+2)(x-2))=0 (x+2)(x-2)(x^2-x-2)=0 (x+2)(x-2)(x^2-2x+x-2)=0 (x+2)(x-2)(x(x-2)+1(x-2))=0 or(x+2)(x-2)(x-2)(x+1)=0 now set each equal to 0 thus the roots are -1,-2,2,2

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  34. cammyabbo
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    wow, nice job

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