M mattcc12 New member Joined Nov 9, 2008 Messages 1 Nov 9, 2008 #1 Help with factoring x^3-x^2-x+1. thanks

S Subhotosh Khan Super Moderator Staff member Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 18,149 Nov 9, 2008 #2 Re: algebra help with factoring mattcc12 said: Help with factoring x^3-x^2-x+1. thanks Click to expand... Have been taught rational root theorem of polynomials? If not go to: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnlroot.htm If you are still stuck, write back showing detailed work and exactly where you are stuck.

Re: algebra help with factoring mattcc12 said: Help with factoring x^3-x^2-x+1. thanks Click to expand... Have been taught rational root theorem of polynomials? If not go to: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnlroot.htm If you are still stuck, write back showing detailed work and exactly where you are stuck.

L Loren Senior Member Joined Aug 28, 2007 Messages 1,299 Nov 9, 2008 #3 Re: algebra help with factoring x^3-x^2-x+1 I think grouping works. x[sup:zwojf99j]2[/sup:zwojf99j](x-1)-1(x-1)=??? You take it from here.

Re: algebra help with factoring x^3-x^2-x+1 I think grouping works. x[sup:zwojf99j]2[/sup:zwojf99j](x-1)-1(x-1)=??? You take it from here.