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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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Linear

Quadratic

Cubic

will get quartic soon

*Last edited by wintersolstice (2016-02-18 09:51:03)*

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?

To get to the other ...um...!!!

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**Newman****Member**- Registered: 2015-09-21
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Wow. Cool to see that evolution.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
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So hard to understand

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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What are you having a problem with?

**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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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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bobbym wrote:

What are you having a problem with?

I have solution expressed in terms of other variables which in turn are composed of others and if I do all the substitution it will be big and I want to simplify but am no good at that

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?

To get to the other ...um...!!!

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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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**Newman****Member**- Registered: 2015-09-21
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I just discovered solving quadratic by "completing the square" so I explored cubic a bit and found this Method using "Depressing the cubic" (x = y - (b/3a)) and (y = s-t).

Curious if you guys prefer one method to the other in particular situations? Interesting stuff for us beginners.

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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bobbym wrote:

I'm wondering if I should post mine using the various variables substitution? btw its different from yours

btw my solution involves 8 variables to be defined (like in yours)

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

I doubt it would look like mine but post it if you like.

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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bobbym wrote:

Hi;

I doubt it would look like mine but post it if you like.

I've said it doesn't look like yours lol

anyway thanks I'll post it later

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**wintersolstice****Real Member**- Registered: 2009-06-06
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Hopefully this is right.

To solve:

Define the following 8 variables A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H.

then the roots are:

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Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?

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