calculus-can someone please help me with this ques
posted by allison--Please help!! on .
Find all zeros of the following polynomial. Write the polynomial in factored form. f(x)=x^3-3x^2+16x-48
I put: x^2(x-3)+16(x=3)
**My teacher stated check the equation solution again. What is the value for x and hence what is the zero for the polynomial based on the first factor?
**Can someone help me?
You factored the cubic polynomial correctly as
(x-3)(x^2 + 16)
The first term tells the function has a zero at x = 3.
The other roots are imaginary. x = +/- 4i
yes, I did put:
x= + or -4i
But she wrote that on the first part that I submitted and I don't really know what it is that she wants me to do.
**So are you saying that the value for x is 3, but then what is the zero for the polynomial based on the first factor??
x-3 = 0
means x = 0
so the polynomial is zero at x = 3
also at - 4 i and at + 4 i