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Use the given zero to find the remaining zeros of the function `f(x) = x^3 - 9x^2 + 4x...
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If 2i is one zero of this function, then its conjugate, - 2i, is also zero of this function (this is because the function is a polynomial with real coefficients.)
This means, (x - 2i) and (x + 2i) are both factors of f(x).
`(x - 2i)(x+2i) = x^2+ 4`
Divide f(x) by `x^2 +4` to find the remaining factor:
See attached image for the long division problem that results in
x - 9.
Then, the last zero of the function is given by x - 9 = 0. It is 9.
The three zeroes of f(x) are 2i, - 2i and 9.
Posted by ishpiro on May 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM (Answer #1)
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