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12-166.
  1. Given the polynomial equation x3 − 2x + 1 = 0, answer the following questions. Homework Help ✎

    1. What integer is a clear solution?

    2. What is a factor of x3 − 2x + 1?

    3. Solve x3 − 2x + 1 = 0.

x = 1

What is the factor for x = 1?

If one factor is (x − 1), what is the second factor? Divide x3 − 2x + 1 by x − 1.