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  • one year ago

If p − 1 is a factor of p4 + p2 + p − k, the value of k is ..... I have no idea what this means

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i think you might be over your head with these problems am i right?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    is there anyway to punch it in to that site to help me

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i can explain, but i am not sure you will understand my explanation

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    very but I have to do them

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    if \(p-1\) is a factor, that means when you replace \(p\) by \(1\) you get zero

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so put \(p=1\) set the whole thing equal to zero, then solve for \(k\)

  7. anonymous
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    so p means 1 and I just set up the equation

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yeah \[1^4+1^2+1-k=0\]

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    or just \[3-k=0\]

  10. anonymous
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    wow so its zero that's it

  11. anonymous
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    no k is not 0, k i s 3

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh ok im so sorry im confused lol

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