Find all rational zeros of the polynomial
Rational zeros of the form satisfy the following: p divides the constant coefficient 6; q divides the leading coefficient 1. The choices for p are: , the only choices for q are: .
Thus p/q is one of the following:
Check each of these 8 candidates by plugging the values into the polynomial:
P(1)=8, P(-1)=0, P(2)=0, P(-2)=-100, P(3)=0, P(-3)=-600, P(6)=3108, P(-6)=-13320. Thus the rational zeros of the polynomial P(x) are .
S.O.S MATHematics home page
Do you need more help? Please post your question on our
S.O.S. Mathematics CyberBoard.
Tue Jun 24 12:39:39 MDT 1997
Copyright © 1999-2018 MathMedics, LLC. All rights reserved.
Math Medics, LLC. - P.O. Box 12395 - El Paso TX 79913 - USA
users online during the last hour