Unformatted text preview: e box and λ is called a Lagrange
multiplier. With the help of your classmates, solve the system.9 2y + 2z = λyz 2x + 2z = λxz 2y + 2x = λxy xyz = 1000
13. According to Theorem 3.16 in Section 3.4, the polynomial p(x) = x4 + 4 can be factored into
the product linear and irreducible quadratic factors. In this exercise, we present a method
for obtaining that factorization.
(a) Show that p has no real zeros.
(b) Because p has no real zeros, its factorization must be of the form (x2 + ax + b)(x2 + cx + d)
where each factor is an irreducible quadratic. Expand this quantity and gather like terms
together.
(c) Create and solve the system of nonlinear equations which results from equating the
coeﬃcients of the expansion found above with those of x4 + 4. You should get four
equations in the four unknowns a, b, c and d. Write p(x) in factored form.
14. Factor q (x) = x4 + 6x2 − 5x + 6. 9 If using λ bothers you, change it to w when you solve the system. 8.7 Systems of NonLinear Equations and Inequalities 8.7.2 547 Answers √
1. (a) (±2...
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 Fall '13
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 Algebra, Trigonometry, Cartesian Coordinate System, The Land, The Waves, René Descartes, Euclidean geometry

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