consider the equation 2z^7-5z^5+z-9=0 .

The equation has 7 zeros. Find the product of these Zeros and their sum .

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- Nov 7th 2009, 06:10 AM #1

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For any polynomial , Vieta's formulas (which are usually studied in high school but mainly for the quadratic equation. Their generalization for any degree is a nice exercise in symmetric polynomials) tell us that the sum of its roots equals , and their product equals

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