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Homework Help: X^3-2x^2-5x+6 equations

  1. Aug 18, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Factor the equation.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Could someone help me know how to factor this equation?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 18, 2011 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Re: diff.equation.

    The rational root theorem is a helpful place to start. One factor I found very quickly was x - 1.

    BTW, your thread title doesn't seem to have much to do with your question. Is this the characteristic equation for a third-order DE?
  4. Aug 18, 2011 #3
    Re: diff.equation.

    You're right. I was just working on the characteristic equation. But, I could figure it out. Thank you so much!
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