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 Subject: RE: Quadratic and 'tridatic' equations Author: Gale75 Date: Feb 28 2011
Numerical methods exist for solving polynomials of higher degrees.  Most require
an approximate value to begin and work best when you are not near a max or min
point (since slope is used and slopes near 0 will send you far from your
original guess / approximation).  Assuming you want the solution more than the
process, the TI-graphing calculators can be used with a SOLVE button.  Enter
the polynomial, find a solution at a nearby x-intercept, and ask for a
solution.  It will numerically approximate each one for you.

On Feb 28 2011, abate wrote:
> On Feb 26 2011, KC Mowrey wrote:
> On my algebra website I have 2
> interactives and 2 powerpoints for
> box is the premise behind the
> interactives.  Bottoms up is a
> useful short cut for dealing with
> coefficient not = 1.  These are found
> toward the bottom in
> sections 8-3 and 8-4.
>
> http://www.myhaikuclass.com/kcmowrey/mowreysclass/cms_page/view/40311
> > I hope that helps.

DO YOU HAVE A WAY INFO ON NUMERICALLY
> SOLVING 4TH DEGREE POLYNOMIAL