Talk:Rational root theorem

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Rational root theorem[change source]

I really still don't get it... is there an even simpler Wikipedia? (talk) 22:19, 12 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]

There isn’t a simpler Wikipedia but here is an easy explanation.
The Rational Root Theorem is like a helpful tool for finding possible "smart" guesses when you're looking for solutions to a polynomial equation. It says that if you have an equation with whole number coefficients (like 2x^3 - 3x^2 + 6x - 8 = 0), any rational number solution (a fraction) must be a ratio of two things:
1. A factor of the constant term (in this case, 8).
2. A factor of the leading coefficient (in this case, 2).
So, you can try fractions made from all possible combinations of these factors to find potential solutions. It narrows down the possibilities and helps you find roots or solutions of the equation without guessing randomly. (talk) 13:52, 11 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]