Functions

• Dec 14th 2009, 01:47 AM
EmG
Functions
Anyone know this one?

$\displaystyle f(x)=9x^3-48x^2+64x$
• Dec 14th 2009, 01:54 AM
Raoh
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Originally Posted by EmG
Anyone know this one?

$\displaystyle f(x)=9x^3-48x^2+64x$

hello
factorize with x.
$\displaystyle x(9x^{2}-48x+64)=x(8-3x)^{2}$
• Dec 14th 2009, 01:55 AM
EmG
I did and when I did it I get stuck at $\displaystyle f(x)=x(9x^2-48x+64)$
• Dec 14th 2009, 01:58 AM
Raoh
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Originally Posted by EmG
I did and when I did it I get stuck at $\displaystyle f(x)=x(9x^2-48x+64)$

$\displaystyle 9x^2-48x+64=(3x)^2-48x+8^2$
is it clear now ?
(Happy)
• Dec 14th 2009, 02:00 AM
Raoh
Remember !
$\displaystyle (a-b)^2=a^2-2ab+b^2$
(Happy)
• Dec 14th 2009, 02:02 AM
EmG
Ummm.. Sadly I do not understand it very well or how to get the zeros from it algebraically.
• Dec 14th 2009, 02:08 AM
Raoh
Quote:

Originally Posted by EmG
Ummm.. Sadly I do not understand it very well or how to get the zeros from it algebraically.

okay..
do you agree that $\displaystyle f(x)=x(8-3x)^{2}$
if yes,all you have to do is to put f(x)=0 and find the solutions.
• Dec 14th 2009, 02:16 AM
EmG
When I pluged it in I got 0=9 so would that mean that there is no zeros in the equation?
• Dec 14th 2009, 02:22 AM
Raoh
Quote:

Originally Posted by EmG
When I pluged it in I got 0=9 so would that mean that there is no zeros in the equation?

$\displaystyle f(x)=0\Leftrightarrow x(8-3x^2)=0$
therefore the solutions are $\displaystyle \left [ x=0,x=\frac{8}{3} \right ]$.
hope that helps.
• Dec 14th 2009, 03:10 AM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by EmG
When I pluged it in I got 0=9 so would that mean that there is no zeros in the equation?

Go back and review the basic theory that is undoubtedly given in your classnotes or textbook. You're expected to know that

$\displaystyle f(x)=0 \Rightarrow x(8-3x^2)=0 \Rightarrow x = 0 \, \text{or} \, 8 - 3x^2 = 0 \Rightarrow x = ....$