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Rational Roots Theorem - Problem 4

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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The degree of a polynomial tells you how many zeros it will have- the possible rational roots are the set of all factors of the constant divided by all factors of the leading coefficient (called p/q's). Once you have listed all possibilities, you use guess and check in synthetic to find an actual zero, and then use the quotient and factoring techniques to find the remaining zeros.

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