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    the equation of a curve is y=(X+1)(x-3)

    write the equation of the curve in the form y=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e

    the top equation is quadratic but the second equation is quartic form. is it integration, not sure any help is appreciated.
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    Are you sure that there's no exponent on either (or both) the x+1 or x-3 term?
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    what is thr second equation?
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    (Original post by trebor00)
    the equation of a curve is y=(X 1)(x-3)

    write the equation of the curve in the form y=ax^4 bx^3 cx^2 dx e

    the top equation is quadratic but the second equation is quartic form. is it integration, not sure any help is appreciated.
    Either there is a mistake in the question or it can only mean "expand the brackets" and that both a and b are 0
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    Well given what you've put you would have to say that a and b are both 0 but that's seems weird to ask a question like that.
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    (Original post by B_9710)
    Well given what you've put you would have to say that a and b are both 0 but that's seems weird to ask a question like that.
    yeah, I suspect that it's an error if that's the question as printed.
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    is it possible that they want me to avoid ax^4 and bx^3 part
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