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Can you factor x^10 - x - 1? Prove how, or show why not.

Postby Anakalia on Tue May 11, 2010 2:44 pm

Can you factor x10 -x-1? Prove how or why not.
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Re: Help factor please!!

Postby andy44 on Tue May 11, 2010 4:21 pm

Hint: Intermediate Value Thm!! (try x=0 & x=2)
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Postby stapel_eliz on Wed May 12, 2010 11:15 pm

Anakalia wrote:Can you factor x10 -x-1? Prove how or why not.

What tools, algorithms, theorems, etc, do you have? For instance, if you divide by x - 1 and get a zero remainder, is this sufficient?

Thank you! :wink:
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