Root of polynomial functions

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How do you find the root for high degree polynomial functions? I am really lost on this, any help would be appreciated.
 

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NateTG
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I assume that you're referring to real polynomials.

For polymials of degree 5 or greater there is no general algebraic solution.

There are excellent numerical methods for polynomials of finite order, but to understand how they work, requires a little calculus.

Algebraically, there is a field of mathematics called Galois theory that deals with finding roots of polynomials.
 

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