Posted by **allison-please help!!!** on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 6:27am.

Solve the following inequality.

x^3+9x^2-108 less or equal to 0.

Then write your solution in interval notation. I am sooo confused and do not have any idea how to do this. Can someone please show me step by step please???

Thanks in advance. Someone who is confused.

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**Damon**, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 7:24am
This polynomial graphing might help sometimes:

http://mathportal.org/calculators/polynomials-solvers/polynomial-graphing-calculator.php

zeros at x = -6 (double zero) and x = +3

so we really have

(x+6)(x+6)(x-3)

It is negative for large negative x

it comes up and bounces off the x axis at x=-6, dropping down negative again

it does not actually come up and cross the x axis until x = 3

from then on it is positive,

therefore negative for

x</= +3 except for touching zero at x = -6

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