Step 1 :Equation at the end of step 1 : (((2 • (x3)) - 3x2) - 6x) - 9
Step 2 :Equation at the end of step 2 : ((2x3 - 3x2) - 6x) - 9
Step 3 :Checking for a perfect cube :3.12x3-3x2-6x-9 is not a perfect cube Trying to factor by pulling out :
3.2 Factoring: 2x3-3x2-6x-9 Thoughtfully split the expression at hand into groups, each group having two terms:Group 1: -6x-9Group 2: 2x3-3x2Pull out from each group separately :Group 1: (2x+3) • (-3)Group 2: (2x-3) • (x2)Bad news !! Factoring by pulling out fails : The groups have no common factor and can not be added up to form a multiplication.
Polynomial Roots Calculator :
3.3 Find roots (zeroes) of : F(x) = 2x3-3x2-6x-9Polynomial Roots Calculator is a set of methods aimed at finding values ofxfor which F(x)=0 Rational Roots Test is one of the above mentioned tools. It would only find Rational Roots that is numbers x which can be expressed as the quotient of two integersThe Rational Root Theorem states that if a polynomial zeroes for a rational numberP/Q then P is a factor of the Trailing Constant and Q is a factor of the Leading CoefficientIn this case, the Leading Coefficient is 2 and the Trailing Constant is -9. The factor(s) are: of the Leading Coefficient : 1,2 of the Trailing Constant : 1 ,3 ,9 Let us test ....
The Factor Theorem states that if P/Q is root of a polynomial then this polynomial can be divided by q*x-p Note that q and p originate from P/Q reduced to its lowest terms In our case this means that 2x3-3x2-6x-9can be divided with x-3
Polynomial Long Division :
3.4 Polynomial Long Division Dividing : 2x3-3x2-6x-9("Dividend") By:x-3("Divisor")
Quotient : 2x2+3x+3 Remainder: 0Trying to factor by splitting the middle term
3.5Factoring 2x2+3x+3 The first term is, 2x2 its coefficient is 2.The middle term is, +3x its coefficient is 3.The last term, "the constant", is +3Step-1 : Multiply the coefficient of the first term by the consistent 2•3=6Step-2 : Find two factors of 6 whose sum equals the coefficient of the middle term, which is 3.
Observation : No two such factors can be found !! Conclusion : Trinomial can not be factored