In simple words, can anyone tell me what is the basic difference betweenDescartes' Rule of Signsand theRational Zero Theorem? Is there a connection between the two?

Thanks

P.S. Who is Descartes anyway?

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- Jul 28th 2008, 04:10 AMmagentaritaDescribe the Difference
In simple words, can anyone tell me what is the basic difference between

**Descartes' Rule of Signs**and the**Rational Zero Theorem**? Is there a connection between the two?

Thanks

P.S. Who is Descartes anyway? - Jul 28th 2008, 04:20 AMMoo
Hello,

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P.S. Who is Descartes anyway?

RenĂ© Descartes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Jul 28th 2008, 04:28 AMcolby2152
Here is a link to the Rational Zeros Theorem. It basically gives the set of all possibilities of number that would satisfy

Descartes' Rule of Signs simply determines the number of possible solutions.

Rene Descartes was a French philosopher and mathematician who is known best for his works on the Cartesian coordinate system and his analytical geometry ideas provided the framework for Newton and Leibniz's Calculus. - Jul 28th 2008, 09:15 PMmagentaritaGreat...
I thank you both. I will check out the provided links when time allows.