Posted by **Rebekah** on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:58pm.

im stuck on factoring (x-1)(2x^3+13x^2+8x-35)

do i use synthetic division? if so what zero?

thnks.

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**Steve**, Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:29pm
synthetic division would be an easy way to check for roots p/q where p divides 35 and q divides 2.

Check for whole roots first: 1,5,7,35

A little trial shows that

2x^3+13x^2+8x-35 = (x+5)(2x^2+3x-7)

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