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zaynahf

  • 2 years ago

Is there a quick way to find the rational zeroes of a polynomial function?

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  1. Mertsj
    • 2 years ago
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    List the possible rational roots and use synthetic division.

  2. zaynahf
    • 2 years ago
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    So use synthetic division for ALL of the possible roots? If i had say, 12 possible ones, i have to synthetically divide every single one of them?

  3. Mertsj
    • 2 years ago
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    Possibly not. You might find a root and then be able to factor the quotient.

  4. zaynahf
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    Can you explain that?

  5. Mertsj
    • 2 years ago
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    If the remainder of the synthetic division process is 0, then you have found a factor. The other factor is the quotient of the synthetic division process.

  6. zaynahf
    • 2 years ago
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    Ok, i see what you mean. Thanks!

  7. Mertsj
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    yw

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