Math

posted by Anonymous

Factor the polynomial P(x)=x^3-2x^2-13x-10. Then solve the equation P(x)=0.

This is what I got:
P(x)=(x+1)(x^2-3x-10)
P(x)=(x+1)(x-5)(x+2)

When it says solve the equation P(x)=0 does it means solve for x?

If so then x=-1 or 5 or -2 Correct???


please and thank you

  1. Steve

    you are correct.

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math

    just an algebra question. how would you solve: (3x^2 +5)(3x^2 +5) ^ means power :] Since you have not given us an equation, it is impossible to "solve" your problam. Please repost with the complete equation, so we can help you. I hope …
  2. ALGEBRA 1!PLZ HELP!

    Use the Substitution method to solve the system of equations. y - 2x = -5 3y - x = 5 Solve the first equation for y. y = 2x-5 Substitute that for y in the second equation and solve for x. Then use the value of x to substitute back …
  3. MATH

    I NEED TO SOLVE FOR Y AND X im getting rele confused on this. ok here is the prob. x+y=5 x-2y=-4 equation 1 x+y=5 equation 2 x-2y=-4 Multiply equation 1 by -1. Add equation 1 to equation 2. The x term cancels. Solve for y. THEN, put …
  4. math

    Still looking at how to solve these... Both are cubic polynomials?
  5. Algebra

    Can you pleas Solve the quadric equation step by step 4x square =13x+2 4x^2 = 13x + 2 subtract 13x and 2 from both sides 4x^2 - 13x - 2 = 0 Now use the quadratic formula, since it does not factor.
  6. algebra2

    Solve each of the following quadratic equations. can some explain how to do these kinds of problems 4x^2=13x+12 i believe if i am understanding this i am supose to add to where i get =0 4x^2-13x+12=0 now what do i need to do I am thinking …
  7. polynomials

    i also have theses to solve Factor the polynomial x2 + 5x + 6 completely Solve the given equation by using the quadratic formula. x2 – 7x – 4 = 0 What value is under the square root (or radical) in your answer?
  8. math

    solve the equation x^3-5x^2-4x+20=0 I need a hint on how to solve this Look for the first root by graphical means or trial-and-error. Note that when x=2, x^3-5x^2-4x+20 = 8-20 -8 +20 = 0. Therefore 2 is one root and x-2 is a factor. …
  9. Algebra

    I have a few questions that I need help with. Solve the radical equation, and check all proposed solutions. 5. x- square root 3x-2=4 I don't understand this problem. Solve and check the equation. 10. (x^2+14x+49)^3/4-20=7 would I have …
  10. Algebra

    I have some problems that I am having trouble with and I have some that need checking please. Thanks! Solve the equation. 4. (x+7/4)=2(x-1/6) Find all the value(s) of x that make thedenominator(s) zero. Then solve the equation. 6. …

More Similar Questions