snappyjack

August 21st, 2007, 12:02 AM

Hey, I figure theres a lot of you guys out there who kick *** at the mathematics, and if you could help me out with this I'd be super happy.

Anyway, I'm going into AP calc this year (senior of highschool), and our teacher handed out a packet of stuff to do over summer just so we don't get rusty. I've gone through the entire thing without a hitch (they're supposed to be god-awful easy), but there's one I can't get for the life of me.

The problem is:

Factor-

2x^3 - 11x^2 +12x +9

Nothing I've used before to solve problems like this is working! The only progress I've made (with the help of good ol' graphing calculator) is that the value of the function is 0 when x is .5 or 3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, fellow ubuntians.

Anyway, I'm going into AP calc this year (senior of highschool), and our teacher handed out a packet of stuff to do over summer just so we don't get rusty. I've gone through the entire thing without a hitch (they're supposed to be god-awful easy), but there's one I can't get for the life of me.

The problem is:

Factor-

2x^3 - 11x^2 +12x +9

Nothing I've used before to solve problems like this is working! The only progress I've made (with the help of good ol' graphing calculator) is that the value of the function is 0 when x is .5 or 3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, fellow ubuntians.