How do you find a polynomial f(x) of degree 3 with real coefficients and the following zeros 1, 3-i?

1 Answer
Nov 18, 2015

Answer:

Since complex roots ALWAYS occur in conjugate pairs ...

Explanation:

#f(x) = (x-1)[x-(3-i)][x - (3+i)]#

Next, simplify ...

#f(x)=(x-1)(x^2-6x+10)#

#=x^3-7x^2+16x-10#

From the graph below, the function is a cubic with only one real root (at #x=1#) and two imaginary roots .

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