Sorry about ridiculous title, but i wasnt sure ....

1) it is given that (having large problems with the maths layout thing)

hence express as a product of 3 linear factors

2)Solve and

The 0's are really throwing me on this one :S

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- Oct 2nd 2008, 01:45 PMvanpoptapolynomial division + simultaneous equations + other :S
Sorry about ridiculous title, but i wasnt sure ....

1) it is given that (having large problems with the maths layout thing)

hence express as a product of 3 linear factors

2)Solve and

The 0's are really throwing me on this one :S - Oct 2nd 2008, 02:24 PMicemanfan
1.

Try factoring out .

2. Change the system to

.

Multiplying the second equation by 2 yields

Adding those two equations yields

.

Can you finish? - Oct 2nd 2008, 02:50 PMvanpopta
1st one = wow! so complicated

2nd one = i feel stupid :P

Thanks so much :D - Oct 2nd 2008, 02:55 PMicemanfan
The process I used for solving the first problem is known as long division of polynomials (and a little bit of factoring). For polynomials of degree 3 or greater, you will have to try dividing the polynomial by different factors using either this method or synthetic division, which is basically a symbolic representation of long division.