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y=x^3 + 2

I know I need to factor it... I'm just not completely sure how! Thanks!

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y=x^3 + 2

I know I need to factor it... I'm just not completely sure how! Thanks!

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[itex]0=x^3+2[/itex]

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But regardless, if you need to factor it, you'll end up with a linear factor and a quadratic factor, and since we've already shown one of the roots, the end result will be of the form

[tex]\left(x+\sqrt[3]{2}\right)\left(x^2+ax+\sqrt[3]{4}\right)[/tex]

For some yet to be found constant value a.

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