Can someone help me as to where to start? I think it may be simultaneous☹️
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- Thread Starter
- 25-10-2015 23:00
- 25-10-2015 23:03
f(1)=f(-1/2) i think
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- 25-10-2015 23:14
- 25-10-2015 23:19
Would yuo not do polynomial division...? Thats what I would do
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- 26-10-2015 07:37
q will cancel and you're left with an equation solely in p.
- 26-10-2015 23:39
I think p=18?
- 26-10-2015 23:55
Okay the steps to do this:
1) Do a long polynomial division #1:
f(x) / (x-1) --> You'll get a remainder, we shall call #1
2) Do a second polynomial division #1
f(x) / (2x +1) --> You'll get a remainder, we shall call #2
3) Set remainder #1 = remainder #2. From this, you should be able to work out what p is. You might need to re-arrange the remainders in the form q= p(x).
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As to why polynomial division is important to real world applications, well it may help us simplify equations down, potentially so that we can find solutions more easily. Maybe a mathematician can expand more on some reasons!Last edited by 0le; 27-10-2015 at 00:00.
- 30-10-2015 14:04