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**Harold****Guest**

How do i solve a equation of this form ax^3+bx^2+cx+d=0 is there a formula?please explain

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Harold;

Yes, there is a formula but no one ever uses it.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It would be helpful to remember but you're unlikely to use it very often. Try to find the first by inspection (or iteration if you have a calculator), then determine the quadratic factor from there.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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