hey everyone i need help figuring this out X^2+X+1=0 i need to factor that out. thank you.
Last edited by mr fantastic; Oct 6th 2009 at 03:57 AM. Reason: Use ^ for raising to a power.
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I don't think thats factor-able. There are no integer numbers that multiply to give you 1 and add up to 1. It does have imaginary roots, but unless you've dealt with finding the square root of a negative number, you shouldn't need to worry about that.
OK thanks for the info ill just tell my teacher its unsolvable and write what you said.
Originally Posted by Pre-Calc OK thanks for the info ill just tell my teacher its unsolvable and write what you said. .. and your teacher will ask how you know. Complete the square and show that to proceed further would require taking the square root of -1 .. or if you know the quadratic formula show that the discriminant is negative. CB
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