# Math Help - Factoring

1. ## Factoring

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

2. 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 $x^2$ from each term, then set $y=0$.

For the second, factor a $[0.5(x+4)]^2$ from each term an set y=0.

What is the only possible value of x that would make y=0?