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Finding All Real Zeros of a Polynomial

Finding All Real Zeros of a Polynomial

Author: Shirley Beil
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Tutorial

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P(x) = x^3 + 4x^2 + 3x − 2

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P(x) = x^4 − 9x^3 + 9x^2 + 33x + 14

The 4 real zeros of this polynomial are: 7 -1, and (3 +/- √17)/2.
The +/- sign did not show up properly at the end of the video when I summarized results. THe narrative is correct.

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P(x) = 4x^3 − 14x^2 + 25

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Considering Descartes' Rule of Signs with P(x) = 2x^4 + 21x^3 + 64x^2 + 47x + 10

I didn't need to use the GC to look for positive irrational zeros because they would also then be real and we had already established that there were no positive real zeros!

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Considering Descartes' Rule of Signs with P(x) = 4x^4 −25x^2 +6

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Considering Descartes' Rule of Signs with P(x) = 6x^4 − 11x^3 − 12x^2 + 5x