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Homework Help: Part 2 of mathematical modeling question

  1. Apr 7, 2012 #1
    Okay so after tearing my face off trying to find a 2-cycle, I've managed to make significant process. I divided an enormous polynomial with another polynomial and got a god awful mess which incidentally was correct. Now I'm having trouble solving this equation with x in terms of c:


    There are 3 solutions but I have no idea how to reach them:
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  3. Apr 7, 2012 #2


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    wolfram alpha probably used the cubic polynomial solving formula and reduced it massively via algebra
  4. Apr 7, 2012 #3
    ah, yes. I'll try to look that up.
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