OpenStudy (anonymous):

1) Find the zeros of f(x)=(x-4)^4(x+5)^6 and state the multiplicity. 2) Find the zeros of f(x)=(x-3)^2(x-5)^2 and state the multiplicity. ~My answers~ 4, multiplicity 4; –5, multiplicity 6 2, multiplicity 3; 2, multiplicity 5

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

are these right?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

You mixed up the answers for question 2. Re-read your answers for question 2.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

wait so it'd be 3, multiplicity 2; 5, multiplicity 2? @Azteck

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Go by what you did in question 1. If what you wrote just now matches what you did in question 1, then you know it's correct.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I am very confused...

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Your new answer is correct, you switched the zeroes and the multiplicity for question 2 in your original answer.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So they are both correct now? @TimSmit

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Dude, be confident of what you put. Being dependent on us strangers rather than feeling that the answer is correct means you're not confident at all.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

of what you put as the answer*

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

oh...okay....

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

They are correct :) but as azteck says, you came close to the solution yourself which shows you understand, but mixed two numbers, it happens.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

:) Thank you for pointing it out.

5 years ago