Hey!
I need help factoring this polynomial. I can see the perfect square but I am unable to get the correct answer when factoring this polynomial:
Sam
You have to use [ tex ] ... [ / tex] in stead of [ math ] ... [ / math] but it's still disordered.
Do you mean:
?
If you have difficulties to factore let and so you can write it as:
Wow, thanks for replying so fast.
I exported the markup code from MathType, but I kept getting errors! I'm not too familiar with Tex and LaTex .
What I meant was I could not get this equation:
x^6-2x^3+1
to!:
(x-1)^2(x^2+x+1)
I also don't understand how the answer multiplies:
(x-1)^2(x^2+x+1)
to get!:
x^6-2x^3+1
I was able to identify the perfect square:
(x-1)^2
But I did not know how to extract this perfect square without unsatisfying the equation!
Listing the steps from:
x^6-2x^3+1
to,:
(x-1)^2(x^2+x+1)
would be greatly appreciated. Also could someone explain how extracting a perfect square does not unsatisfy the equation.
Sam
Thanks to all.
@skeeter
Thanks for giving insight to the simplicity of the equation. I am known to over-think everything. Probably from a lack in confidence.
@All
From prior post I was able to deduce the solutions:
@Plato
This is what MathType generated when I copy and pasted the equation above(start and end tags contained math and /math):
[]\begin{array}{l}
a{}^3 - b{}^3 = (x - a)(x{}^2 + ax + a{}^2)\\
x{}^6 - 2x{}^3 + 1 = (x{}^3 - 1){}^2\\
(x - 1){}^2(x{}^2 + ( - 1)x + ( - 1){}^2){}^2\\
(x - 1){}^2(x{}^2 - x + 1){}^2
\end{array}[]
Then I edited the markup code and got:
Help please!
Sam
@Plato
Thanks! I was unsure what you meant by linefeeds. I thought some code inside the tags was preventing the desired output, but you meant the formatting of the code. I used textfixer text tools to get rid of the linefeeds. I also download AutoUnbreak for future use. If you know of any offline software for text cleanup, please let me know!