a= -3,b= -5,c= 1, andd= 5.

Thank you =)

- Sep 8th 2010, 07:19 PMmelliepFind a possible equation for this third-degree polynomial if...
*a*= -3,*b*= -5,*c*= 1, and*d*= 5.

Thank you =) - Sep 8th 2010, 07:46 PMmr fantastic
- Sep 8th 2010, 07:53 PMmelliep
I'm just confused on what I'm supposed to do...well obviously.

I put -3x^3-5x^2+x+5 but that was incorrect. - Sep 8th 2010, 07:58 PMmr fantastic
- Sep 11th 2010, 04:51 AMHallsofIvy
What, exactly, is the original question? You said "Find a possible equation for this third-degree polynomial if...

a = -3, b = -5, c = 1, and d = 5." But that gives no idea at all what "a", "b", "c", and "d"**are**.

mr fantastic guessed that you were using the form $\displaystyle ax^3+ bx^2+ cx+ d$ so you just put the given numbers in for the letters. If that is not correct then what does your**text book**or where ever you got this problem say a, b, c, and d are?