What purpose is there in using this test, because, clearly, it is just pointless conjecture for finding the roots (zeros) of a polynomial; whereas I could just simply actually do the algebra? Does anyone see the point in learning this?

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- August 1st 2011, 12:00 PMBashyboyRational Roots Test
What purpose is there in using this test, because, clearly, it is just pointless conjecture for finding the roots (zeros) of a polynomial; whereas I could just simply actually do the algebra? Does anyone see the point in learning this?

- August 1st 2011, 12:38 PMSammySRe: Rational Roots Test
It's not always so easy to "just do the algebra".

- August 1st 2011, 12:43 PMBashyboyRe: Rational Roots Test
I suppose I see the validity in your point. Thank you.