S skydreamer New member Joined Feb 17, 2008 Messages 1 Feb 17, 2008 #1 OK I understand the basic concept, but I got one problem on my homework that just doesn't work, no matter what I do. Can you help? I'm supposed to write each expression in quadratic form, if possible. 6b^5+3b^3-1 Thank you

OK I understand the basic concept, but I got one problem on my homework that just doesn't work, no matter what I do. Can you help? I'm supposed to write each expression in quadratic form, if possible. 6b^5+3b^3-1 Thank you

G galactus Super Moderator Staff member Joined Sep 28, 2005 Messages 7,216 Feb 17, 2008 #2 Re: expressions in quadratic form This quintic has 4 non real and only one real root. That is why you are having trouble. It does not factor nicely.

Re: expressions in quadratic form This quintic has 4 non real and only one real root. That is why you are having trouble. It does not factor nicely.