Find the solution that is given by the equation
x = cubedroot((-q/2)+sqrt(((q^2)/(4))+((p^3)/(27))) - cubedroot((q/2)+sqrt(((q^2)/(4))+((p^3)/(27)))
Just need a little help here, I think I solved it by cubing everything and getting x^3 = -q so my answer is (x^3 + q) = 0. Does that look right?
Then I need to show that the solution above really is 2 with a hint of find (sqrt(3) + 1)^3 and (sqdrt(3)-1)^3 which I only somewhat see how it is related.
Anyone who can verify my first part and maybe give me a little guidance on the second part?
Thanks a lot
As for the second part, I have an idea, but I think it's wrong. Since x = 2, q must equal 8 so then do I just solve for p and show it holds? I don't know if that actually proves anything and doesn't use the hint.
edit: I'm pretty sure the solution is 2 means q is 2