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May 9th, 2009, 09:16 AM  #1 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Polynomial Roots
Can the expression p(x)  q(x) = 0 have infinitely many roots where p(x) and q(x) are both polynomials?

May 9th, 2009, 09:44 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: May 2008 From: York, UK Posts: 1,300 Thanks: 0  Re: Polynomial Roots is a polynomial of degree at most equal to the largest power of present in either or Call this polynomial So the expression is equivalent to Do you think there is any way this can this have infinite roots?

May 9th, 2009, 09:52 AM  #3  
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May 9th, 2009, 10:03 AM  #4  
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May 9th, 2009, 10:05 AM  #5 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Polynomial Roots
Yep. Got it now, thanks. (I guess I'll keep reading the book).


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