Algebra

Polynomial Factoring

Challenge Quizzes

If $$a$$, $$b$$, $$c$$ and $$d$$ are positive numbers that satisfy $x^4-40x^2+4 = (x^2+ax-b)(x^2-cx-d),$ what is the value of $$a+b+c+d$$?

If $$a$$ and $$b$$ are positive numbers such that $x^3+2x^2y-9x-18y=(x+a)(x-b)(x+cy),$ what is the value of $$a+b+c$$?

If $$b$$ and $$c$$ are positive numbers such that $(x^2-1)(x^2+8x+7)=(x+a)^2(x+b)(x-c),$ what is the value of $$a+b+c$$?

If $$a$$ and $$b$$ are positive integers such that \begin{align} & x^2 y^2-9x^2z^2-10xy^2+90xz^2+25y^2-225z^2\\ & =(x-a)^2(y-bz)(y+bz), \end{align} what is the value of $$a+b$$?

A polynomial $$x^4-226x^2+225$$ can be factorized as $(x-a)(x-b)(x-c)(x-d).$ If the four constants satisfy $$a < b < c < d$$, what is the value of $$bc-ad$$?

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