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can som1 give a reliable method to factor this:

30X^5 – 166X^4 – 542X^3 + 2838X^2 + 1520X – 800

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10 Aug 2011, 21:11
2(x – 5)^2 * (x + 4) * (5x + 4) * (3x – 1)

Done using a calculator. Absolutely not the kind of complexity you would ever see on the exam.
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Last edited by GyanOne on 10 Aug 2011, 23:32, edited 2 times in total.
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10 Aug 2011, 22:47
CAN YOU PLEASE SHOW ME THE METHOD OF DOING IT?

AND BY THE WY HOW DO I RETURN TO THE REGULAR PAGE (I SEE THE POSTS IN LARGE FONT IN MOBILE FORM).
Re: factoring polynomials   [#permalink] 10 Aug 2011, 22:47
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