I would really appreciate any help on this problem! It was from the 2002 Luzerne County Math Contest. How many real roots does x^6 - 6x^3 + x^2 - 2x + 11 possess? No calculator is allowed.

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- Mar 12th 2011, 04:23 PMeric1299171Math Contest Problem
I would really appreciate any help on this problem! It was from the 2002 Luzerne County Math Contest. How many real roots does x^6 - 6x^3 + x^2 - 2x + 11 possess? No calculator is allowed.

- Mar 12th 2011, 05:27 PMskeeter
- Mar 12th 2011, 05:45 PMeric1299171
There are no real roots since it is always greater than zero. Thanks for the help! =)