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According to The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, how many zeros does the function
f(x) = 3x4 + x + 2 have?
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According to The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, how many zeros does the function f(x) = 3x4 + x + 2 have?
 one year ago
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terenzreignzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The gist of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra is that a polynomial with complex coefficients (real numbers are also complex!) of degree n will have exactly ncomplex roots. What's the degree of this polynomial?
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terenzreignzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That's right, so it must have that many complex roots.
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DeadShotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok, so it would have about 4 zeros, right?
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terenzreignzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
not about... EXACTLY four zeros. This is true as long as we're working with complex roots.
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DeadShotBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay, i think I get it
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