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November 13th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Factor Completely

I have been trying for 2 weeks. Can anyone solve?

y = f(x) = X^7 -20X^6 + 177X^5 - 926X^4 +3188X^3. - 7336X^2 +10452X - 6760
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November 13th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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Wow did u use a computer application Mark? That was quick

Also I am supposed to arrive at 7 roots

Do those to quadratics factor down to give birth to twins...lol

All I know is there is supposed to be 7 factors
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Yes, each quadratic factor will give two roots, for a total of 7. And I did use the computer to factor.
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In both classes we r now moving into exponentials, log and ln. Any advice/suggestions?
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Bone up on your properties of logs, they will come in real handy.
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Ok
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For example, suppose after integrating you find:



yet your textbook gives the answer as:



Many students will ask, "What have I done wrong?"...can you show how the two results are equivalent?
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November 14th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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let me get back to you on this one. I cannot at this time because have not learned really anything at all about log and ln

by late tonight I should be able to answer here
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Mark I am trying to write down the factors to my org equation but it is cut off and I cannot see the last quadratic

could u post again?
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