1. Factor each function: y=x^4-x^3+x^2 and y = -3([0.5(x+4)]^4-[0.5(x+4)]^3+[0.5(x+4)]^2) to determine the x-intercepts
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Originally Posted by shane99 1. Factor each function: y=x^4-x^3+x^2 and y = -3([0.5(x+4)]^4-[0.5(x+4)]^3+[0.5(x+4)]^2) to determine the x-intercepts For the first, factor an $\displaystyle x^2$ from each term, then set $\displaystyle y=0$. For the second, factor a $\displaystyle [0.5(x+4)]^2$ from each term an set y=0. What is the only possible value of x that would make y=0?
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