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DeadShot
 2 years ago
What are the approximate real number solution(s) to the polynomial function f(x) = x^3 + 2x^2  5x  6?
DeadShot
 2 years ago
What are the approximate real number solution(s) to the polynomial function f(x) = x^3 + 2x^2  5x  6?

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calmat01
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The factors of the constant at the end of your equation are the possible solutions to this problem. What are the different factors of 6?

calmat01
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Right. Both positive and negative, so you have 8 possible solutions.

DeadShot
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, so is the group x = 3, x = 1, and x = 2 a possibility?

calmat01
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Since this is a third degree polynomial, there can only be three. And since you know one is 2, use synthetic division to find the others. Yes, the group you listed is certainly a possibility.
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