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You are not logged in. #26 20130705 00:24:32
Re: factoring a polynomialThat quote quote is not correct. According to Wikipedia the GCD or HCF can be extended to rationals ( fractions ). In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #28 20130705 00:29:09
Re: factoring a polynomialThere are algorithms to compute the GCD (HCF). But for these problems they are not necessary. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #30 20130705 00:50:31
Re: factoring a polynomialHi; You need help with that division? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #32 20130705 00:58:46
Re: factoring a polynomialYou answer is correct, but then you said you did not understand what you were doing. Which part? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #34 20130705 01:03:19
Re: factoring a polynomialIf you have two numbers or fractions what is the biggest number that can go into the smaller number? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #36 20130705 01:13:11
Re: factoring a polynomialSay you have 18 and 6. The smaller number is 6. if you divide both numbers by the smaller number you get 1 and 3. How do you now know that you have found the GCD? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #38 20130705 01:17:47
Re: factoring a polynomialBut how do you know there isn't a larger factor? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #41 20130705 01:33:31
Re: factoring a polynomialThe reason you know you found the gcd is becuase the GCD is the biggest number that goes into both. When you use the smaller one you know you have the biggest one obviously for the smaller. If it goes into the larger you know there can be nothing bigger because it will not go into the smaller number. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #43 20130705 01:39:52
Re: factoring a polynomialAs the GCD we do not know yet but as a factor it is okay. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #45 20130705 01:49:01
Re: factoring a polynomialHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 