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    algerbraic equation help please.

    it is given that

    (x+a)(x^2+bx+2) Is Equivalent To x^3-2x^2-x-6

    where a and b are constant. find the value of a and the value of b


    Please help me
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    Re: algerbraic equation help please.

    Are you sure you have to find a and b? Because I'm not...
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    Re: algerbraic equation help please.

    that is the exact question im given
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    Re: algerbraic equation help please.

    Uhm... O.o Okay, then there should be something else in addition, kind of "find the value of a and b such as (...)".
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    Re: algerbraic equation help please.

    thats all i have for the question i dont understand it at all
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    Re: algerbraic equation help please.

    Quote Originally Posted by kitobeirens View Post
    it is given that

    (x+a)(x^2+bx+2) Is Equivalent To x^3-2x^2-x-6

    where a and b are constant. find the value of a and the value of b


    Please help me
    use distributive law

    in general (a+b)(c+d) = ac + ad + bc + bd
    after that x^3 coefficient in the right side should equal to the coefficient of x^3 on the left same for x^2 and x
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