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Monique

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Only during the Renaissance did Gerolamo Gardano (1501-1576) solve the equation for 3rd degree polynomals. Ferrari (1522-1565) solved the 4th degree equation, Galois (1811-1832) classified the 'unsolvable' 5th degree polymals with his grouptheory.

Noone was able to come up with an answer for higher-degree polynomals, but this student just wrote a formula that solves it for ANY polynomal :surprised