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Another Quintic Problem (Posted on 2006-05-31) Difficulty: 4 of 5
The equation x5 23x3 66x2 +px +q =0 has three non-zero roots, and two of them are integers, with multiplicity 2.

Find p and q and determine all the roots of the given equation.

See The Solution Submitted by K Sengupta    
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Some Thoughts re(2): Who needs p and q? (SPOILER) | Comment 4 of 5 |
(In reply to re: Who needs p and q? (SPOILER) by Federico Kereki)

Oops, painting face red... K Sengupta was quite subtle with his reference to a "minor typographical error"... a few little, short, smallish, dashes went AWOL!

OK, the answer is -2, -2, -1, -1, and 6 instead of 2, 2, 1, 1, and -6.

  Posted by Old Original Oskar! on 2006-05-31 21:49:13

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