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f(x) = x^4 - 6x^2 + 8 factors. Solve for the exact values of the roots.  Do not round...

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kristenmarieb... | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 28, 2013 at 4:31 AM via web

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f(x) = x^4 - 6x^2 + 8 factors.

Solve for the exact values of the roots.  Do not round to decimals.

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samhouston | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted July 28, 2013 at 4:59 AM (Answer #1)

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First, factor the function.

Once the function is factored, solve for each factor set by setting the factor equal to zero.

The solutions are:

-2

2

-sqrt(2)

sqrt(2)

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