I threw this equation into Mathway, but the answer wasn't correct. I have two tries at the question, so looking for some help. The equation is as follows:

(x-10)(x+3)(x-2)^2 < 0

Any suggestions?

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- Jun 17th 2013, 04:47 PMAceBoogieSolve the Polynomial Inequality
I threw this equation into Mathway, but the answer wasn't correct. I have two tries at the question, so looking for some help. The equation is as follows:

(x-10)(x+3)(x-2)^2 < 0

Any suggestions? - Jun 17th 2013, 05:08 PMchiroRe: Solve the Polynomial Inequality
Hey AceBoogie.

Hint: Try looking at values left and right of the zeroes (i.e. 10, -3, and 2) and see when you get a negative or a positive answer.

Then use this to get the regions when < 0 and you're done. (For example if f(x) = (x-10)(x+3)(x-2)^2 and f(1) < 0 then the interval [-3,2] is <= 0 since 1 is between -3 and 2). - Jun 17th 2013, 05:16 PMAceBoogieRe: Solve the Polynomial Inequality
I think I am trying to set up the equation so the x values will make the equation = 0. In this case would the answer be:

(-3,2)U(2,10)? - Jun 17th 2013, 05:31 PMPlatoRe: Solve the Polynomial Inequality