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Find all possible rational roots using the rational root theorem.

x^4 - 3x^2 + 12 = 0

Plus/minus 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12?

asked by Anonymous
  1. It is a 4th degree equation, so at most you could have 4 roots
    How can you possible get 6 of them ?

    posted by Reiny
  2. These are just possible rational roots, not the actual ones.

    All I did was p/q.

    posted by Anonymous
  3. The question was to "find all possible roots"
    so you would try
    f(1), f(-1) , f(2) ...., f(±12)
    so you must try all of these

    unfortunately, none are equal to zero, so you have no rational roots.

    posted by Reiny

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