Results 1 to 4 of 4

Math Help - factoring

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Sep 2012
    From
    Milwaukee
    Posts
    22

    factoring

    haven't done factoring in a while :/

    factor out (x-1) from x4-5x3+9x-7x+2
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,537
    Thanks
    778

    Re: factoring

    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2012
    From
    Maryland
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    4

    Re: factoring

    Long division is correct:

    You just divide like any other type of long division. To give you a reference, the answer should be x^3 - 4x^2 + 5x - 2. If you are doing homework, I'm sure your teacher wants all the steps involved.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    MHF Contributor
    skeeter's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    From
    North Texas
    Posts
    11,699
    Thanks
    454

    Re: factoring

    could do synthetic division in this case ... little less painful
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Factoring
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: March 12th 2010, 11:37 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 22nd 2009, 10:57 AM
  3. factoring
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 6th 2008, 02:15 PM
  4. factoring
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 24th 2008, 05:13 PM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 5th 2006, 11:02 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum