How do you use the rational root theorem to find the roots of #3x^3 - kx^2 - 16x + 12 = 0#?
Without knowing the value of
The rational root theorem identifies all candidate rational polynomial roots (I found 18 candidates for this example) but without knowing the value of
Rational Root Theorem
every rational solution is within the set
For the given equation the candidates for rational solutions are
The only way to determine which of these candidates are valid is by evaluating the polynomial for each candidate value to see if the result is