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i understand how four was found. i dont understand how 8/3 was found.

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- Jul 29th 2010, 12:50 AMnando29real zeros of a polynomial function
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i understand how four was found. i dont understand how 8/3 was found. - Jul 29th 2010, 02:37 AMHallsofIvy
, , , , and again.

Taking absolute values, , , , , and so we really only have three different values, , , and .

The largest (max) of those is so is .

The difference between the two is that in the first one, you add all the fractions, to get 4, then take the larger of 1 and 4. In the second, you take the largest of the fractions, then add 1 to that. - Jul 29th 2010, 02:40 AMtonio
- Jul 29th 2010, 10:34 AMnando29
thank you very much!