Posted by Angie on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 9:31pm.
Is it possible to factor 2w1w^3? If so, how?

Math  Reiny, Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:35pm
yes
let f(w) = w^3 + 2w  1
= (w^3  2w + 1)
f(1) = (12+1) = 0
so w1 is a factor
using synthetic division I go
(w^3  2w + 1)
= (w1)(w^2+w1)