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 Question 90245: Use the Intermediate Value Theorem to determine if P(x) = 2x^5 - 7x +1 has a zero in the intervals [1,2]. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90246: Graph the polynomial function P(x) = x^4 + x^3 -3x^2- 5x -2 to approximately find the function's zeros, then use synthetic division and the remainder theorem to exactly find its zeros. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90283: Its been a while since I have done this and I cant quite remember how to figure out the equations.I will greatly appreciate your help. Which of the following expressions represents the product of 3 less than twice x and 2 more than the quantity of 3 times x. A.-6x^+25x+6 B.6x^+5x+6 C.6x^-5x+6 D.6x^-5x-6 E.6x^-13x-6 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)
 Question 90283: Its been a while since I have done this and I cant quite remember how to figure out the equations.I will greatly appreciate your help. Which of the following expressions represents the product of 3 less than twice x and 2 more than the quantity of 3 times x. A.-6x^+25x+6 B.6x^+5x+6 C.6x^-5x+6 D.6x^-5x-6 E.6x^-13x-6 Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 90282: I need help with this question and I have absolutely no clue how to do it. It states: find all the zeros of the function: x^3+3x^2-x+12 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90280: Two hundred meters of rope is used to mark off a rectangle (the dimensions are x meters by y meters. a. Write the equation showing perimeter of 200 using x and y. b. Write the formula for area using x and y. c. Write the function for area using only x, which could be used to find the maximum possible area. Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 90298: How do I multiply (x - 10) (x+9)? I'm lost with how to figure these out. Thank you. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90319: The problem says factor: x^2-25 x^2-7x-12 I forgot how to factor these so maybe if you just explain it briefly I might remember,thank you. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 90320: Please show me how to factor this polynomial completely: 4x^2-20x+25 Thank you so much!! Click here to see answer by tutor_paul(490)

 Question 90318: Would you please use the synthetic division to determine whether the first polynomial is a factor of the second. State yes or no and show work. x+3 , 6x^3 + 29x^2 + 32x -3 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90334: I need to find the altitude of the triangle 13 by 10 by 13 I have no idea how to do this. Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)

 Question 90350: please help me with this following polynomial equation word problem and please show work so i know and understand how to do it. The area of a right triangle is 250 in^2. Find the lengths of its leg if one of the leg is 5 inches longer then the other. (use the five step method.) Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 90347: HELP!!! Please...Factor this polynomial and please show work so i can understand better how you got that 6x^2 + 13x - 5 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90354: Determine whether -3 and 2 are zeros of P(x) = 2x3 - 5x2 - 4x + 12. Only -3 ? I just need to make sure I am on the right path!!! Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90348: please help me solve the following polynomial equation and please show work x^2 - 3x = 10 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90353: Use the Remainder Theorem to find P(c). P(x) = x4 + 3x2 + 1, c = 3 I came up with 107 I am not sure this is right? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90355: Use the Rational Zero Theorem to list the possible rational zeros of the polynomial 4x4 - 9x2 + 5. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90357: Find all the zeros of the polynomial x3 - 4x2 + 9x - 36 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90349: solve the following polynomial equation and please show work x(x-2)(x-3)= 0 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90405: Find the corresponding y values for x = -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 if y = x^2 + 2x- 3. help this is not sinking in at all. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)
 Question 90405: Find the corresponding y values for x = -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 if y = x^2 + 2x- 3. help this is not sinking in at all. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90328: Word problems never seem to be my friend. I am not really sure what they are askng for. Question: The price of an item is given by p= Find the polynomial that represents the revenue generated from the sale of X items. Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)

 Question 90345: please help me Factor the following polynomial and Show all work. x^2 + x - 6 Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 90341: Factor each of the folloowing polynomials.Show all work. a^4 + a^2 Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 90417: a falling object is given by the function "S= -16t^2 + Vot + So" where "Vo" represents the initial velocity in ft/sec and "So" represents the initial height. If a baseball is thrown upward with an initial velocity of 32 feet per second from the top of a 40-foot skyscraper, write the height equation using this information. s = -16(t^2 + 32 + 40) drop the 40 s = divide by 16 __________________________ t + 2 and here's where I get lost Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90403: My problem is: 14/(x^2-1)+1/(x-1)=3/(x+1) I need to solve the equation- please help!!! Thank you. Click here to see answer by malakumar_kos@yahoo.com(315)

 Question 90448: Find a polynomial of degree 3 that has zeros 3, 2, and -1 Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 90447: Using Descartes Rule of Signs, determine the number of possible positive real roots of the polynomial 3x4 + 5x3 + 8x2 - 7x + 2. Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 90344: Factor the polynomial. Show all work. 4x^4 - 4x^2 + 1 Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 90457: Please help me multiply the following. 8pq^2(2pq - 3p +5q) Thank you for helping me out. Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 90445: Are (x - 1) and (x + 4) factors of P(x) = 2x3 + 5x2 - 13x + 4 thank you in advance Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90477: q^2-4/q^2-4+4 Click here to see answer by kamallohia(18)

 Question 90522: How high is the rock after 0.5 seconds? After how many seconds will the rock reach maximum height? What is the maximum height? S(t) = -16t^2 + 32t + 40 A falling object is given by the function "S= -16t^2 + Vot + So" where "Vo" represents the initial velocity in ft/sec and "So" represents the initial height. A baseball is thrown upward with an initial velocity of 32 feet per second from the top of a 40-foot skyscraper 32(0.5)=16ft high after 0.5 seconds 32(40ft)= 1280seconds reaches max height 40ft is max height is this anywhere near correct? help Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90546: Factor each polynomial completely. If it cannot be factored write "prime" 8x^2+28x-60 I have tried 4(2x^2+8x-15) 4(x+3)(x-5) What do I do now!! I can't get my -60 to come out when I check it. Please help!!!!!!!! Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)
 Question 90546: Factor each polynomial completely. If it cannot be factored write "prime" 8x^2+28x-60 I have tried 4(2x^2+8x-15) 4(x+3)(x-5) What do I do now!! I can't get my -60 to come out when I check it. Please help!!!!!!!! Click here to see answer by bucky(2189)

 Question 90547: Is there ANYONE who can help me with this problem? I have 12 problems to complete and I don't know where to begin. If I had one example perhaps I could better understand how to do them. The problem is: (a^2b^3c^4)/(3a^3b^5c) ^3 (The ^3 is on the outside of the parentheses to include the entire problem). Please help me- I am desperate. Thank you so much!!! Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 90536: Please help me find the answer for the following. Multiply using the vertical method (m^2 - 5mn + 3n^3)(m^2 + 4mn - 2n^2) Thank you for the help. Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 90548: please solve this equation. what expression represents the product of 3 less that twice x and 2 more than the quantity 3 times x? Click here to see answer by checkley75(3666)

 Question 90553: I wonder if you could assist me with this problem please: ac-ad-bc+bd. It says to factor completely. Thank you. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90554: I need to find the product of this problem:(2x-5)^2. Thank you for your help!! Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)

 Question 90596: With the help of synthetic division, find the zeros of the polynomial 2x3 + 9x2 - 32x + 21. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90595: Using Descartes Rule of Signs, determine the number of possible positive real roots of the polynomial 3x4 + 5x3 + 8x2 - 7x + 2. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90592: Determine the far-left and far-right behavior of the graph of the polynomial function P(x) = 3x4 - 5x2 + 7. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57282)

 Question 90593: Find all the factors of x3 + 2x2 - 3x. Click here to see answer by Nate(3500)

 Question 90613: Are (x - 1) and (x + 4) factors of P(x) = 2x3 + 5x2 - 13x + 4 ? Click here to see answer by scott8148(6628)

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