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Do not divide! (Posted on 2006-03-18) Difficulty: 3 of 5
(1) If f(x)= ax39x2+bx+12 has x+1 and 2x3 as factors, then find the values of a and b (without using the actual process of Division of Polynomials).

(2) If (x24x+3) is a factor of cx4+dx313x214x+24, then find the values of c and d (without using the actual process of Division of Polynomials).

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ravi Raja    
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re(2): Possible indeed (solution to part (1)) | Comment 4 of 7 |
(In reply to re: Possible indeed (solution to part (1)) by Mindrod)

x^2-4x+3 is easily factored by inspection as (x-1)(x-3).  The problem should have required no quadratic formula also!
  Posted by Richard on 2006-03-18 14:54:33

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