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Posted by **Emily** on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:55am.

I got the volume equation correct, right? I've tried dividing the factors of -750 by the factors of 1 (with this one theorem thingy), but I can't seem to get any real solutions. Does anyone know how to do this?

- Precalculus -
**drwls**, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:11amYour formula is correct. One root is x = 15. That is the only real solution. The other solutions are +/- sqrt(-50)

I got the 15 by guessing. The equation

x^3 -15x^2 +50x - 750 = 0 can be factored to give

(x-15)(x^2 + 50) = 0

- Precalculus -
**Emily**, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:18amOhhh I see. Thanks so much!! :D

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