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A value is said to be a root of a polynomial if ..

The largest exponent of appearing in is called the degree of . If has degree , then it is well known that there are roots, once one takes into account multiplicity. To understand what is meant by multiplicity, take, for example, . This polynomial is considered to have two roots, both equal to 3.

One learns about the "factor theorem," typically in a second course on algebra, as a way to find all roots that are rational numbers. One also learns how to find roots of all quadratic polynomials, using square roots (arising from the discriminant) when necessary. There are more advanced formulas for expressing roots of cubic and quartic polynomials, and also a number of numeric methods for approximating roots of arbitrary polynomials. These use methods from complex analysis as well as sophisticated numerical algorithms, and indeed, this is an area of ongoing research and development.

Systems of linear equations are often solved using Gaussian elimination or related methods. This too is typically encountered in secondary or college math curricula. More advanced methods are needed to find roots of simultaneous systems of nonlinear equations. Similar remarks hold for working with systems of inequalities: the linear case can be handled using methods covered in linear algebra courses, whereas higher-degree polynomial systems typically require more sophisticated computational tools.

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Daron Cam is an Academic Tutor and the Founder of Bay Area Tutors, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area-based tutoring service that provides tutoring in mathematics, science, and overall academic confidence building. Daron has over eight years of teaching math in classrooms and over nine years of one-on-one tutoring experience. He teaches all levels of math including calculus, pre-algebra, algebra I, geometry, and SAT/ACT math prep. Daron holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a math teaching credential from St. Mary's College. This article has been fact-checked, ensuring the accuracy of any cited facts and confirming the authority of its sources. This article has been viewed 573,118 times. Although math problems may be solved in different ways, there is a general method of visualizing, approaching and solving math problems that may help you to solve even the most difficult problem. Using these strategies can also help you to improve your math skills overall. Keep reading to learn about some of these math problem solving strategies. ## Understanding the Problem • Draw a Venn diagram. A Venn diagram shows the relationships among the numbers in your problem. Venn diagrams can be especially helpful with word problems. • Draw a graph or chart. • Arrange the components of the problem on a line. • Draw simple shapes to represent more complex features of the problem. ## Developing a Plan ## Solving the Problem ## Expert Q&A • Seek help from your teacher or a math tutor if you get stuck or if you have tried multiple strategies without success. Your teacher or a math tutor may be able to easily identify what is wrong and help you to understand how to correct it. Thanks Helpful 1 Not Helpful 1 • Keep practicing sums and diagrams. Go through the concept your class notes regularly. Write down your understanding of the methods and utilize it. Thanks Helpful 1 Not Helpful 0 ## You Might Also Like • ↑ Daron Cam. Math Tutor. Expert Interview. 29 May 2020. • ↑ http://www.interventioncentral.org/academic-interventions/math/math-problem-solving-combining-cognitive-metacognitive-strategies • ↑ http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Extras/StudyMath/ProblemSolving.aspx • ↑ https://math.berkeley.edu/~gmelvin/polya.pdf ## About This Article To solve a math problem, try rewriting the problem in your own words so it's easier to solve. You can also make a drawing of the problem to help you figure out what it's asking you to do. If you're still completely stuck, try solving a different problem that's similar but easier and then use the same steps to solve the harder problem. Even if you can't figure out how to solve it, try to make an educated guess instead of leaving the question blank. To learn how to come up with a solid plan to use to help you solve a math problem, scroll down! Did this summary help you? 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They need to slow down and take their time. Here’s a step by step guide that will help your kids get through those tough math problems. We’ll use a grade 3 addition word problem as an example to clarify: Pinky the Pig bought 36 apples while Danny the Duck bought 73 apples and 14 bananas. How many apples do they have altogether? ## Read the problem Carefully read through the problem to make sure you understand what is being asked. Pinky the pig and Danny the duck bought apples and bananas. The question is how many apples they have together. ## Re-read the problem Read through the problem again and as you read through it, make notes. Pinky the pig –36 apples. Danny the duck –73 apples and 14 bananas. How many apples together? ## What is the problem asking In your own words, say or write down exactly what the question is asking you to solve. The question is asking how many apples the pig and the duck bought together. ## Write it down in detail Go through the problem and write out the information in an organized fashion. A diagram or table might help. ## Turn it into math Figure out what math operation(s) or formula(s) you need to use in order to solve this problem. The problem wants us to add the number of apples Pinky the Pig and Danny the Duck have together. That means we need to make use of addition to add the apples. ## Find an example Are you still struggling? Sometimes it’s hard to work out the solution, especially if the math problem involves several steps. It’s time to present the problem in an easier way. As teachers and parents we can often help our kids simplify the problem from our own math knowledge. If the problem is a bit harder, there are lots of resources online that you can look up for similar problems that have been worked out on paper or a video tutorial to watch. In our example, let’s say the double-digit numbers are intimidating our student, so we’re going to simplify the equation for the sake of helping our student understand the operation needed. Let’s say Pinky the Pig bought 3 apples and Danny the Duck 7 apples and 1 banana. Now, how many apples have they bought together? With 3 apples and 7 apples bought, the total number of apples is 10. ## Work out the problem Now that we have got to the bottom of what is being asked and know what operation to use, it’s time to work out the problem. Pinky the Pig bought 36 apples. Danny the Duck bought 73 apples. (The 14 bananas do not matter) We need to add up the apples. 36 + 73 = 109 ## Check and review your answer Check that your answer is correct. Always ask: does this answer make sense? You can use estimation using mental math, for example. Let’s round the numbers: 30 + 70 = 100. That is close to the exact number so it’s in the correct range. The beauty of the basic operations is that addition and subtraction can be used to check answers too. If we use the sum and take away one of the numbers, it should equal the other number. 109 – 73 = 36 109 – 36 = 73 If our student did not work out the sum correctly, we would not come to these sums. (By the way, the same can be done with multiplication and division.) Finally, go back and review the problem one last time. By going over the concepts, operations and formulas, it will help your kids to internalize the process and help them tackle harder math problems in the future. This content is available to members only. Join K5 to save time, skip ads and access more content. Learn More • Forgot Password? ## Google can now solve trickier math problems for you with these new features Math is a challenging subject because it requires an understanding of how to perform the operation to reach an answer, which makes it more difficult to Google an equation to find the answer difficult -- until now. Google added new updates to Search and Lens that make it easier for users to get assistance when solving math problems. All users have to do now is type the equation or integral into the Search bar, or take a picture with Lens to get a step-by-step explanation or solution. Also: Chrome on iOS unveils a much-anticipated feature. Here's how to access it To test out the experience for yourself, on desktop, you can type in an equation or type the term "Math Solver" on Google Search where you will be prompted to enter a math problem or select from the examples to see how it works. The math solver experience will be coming to mobile soon. Lens can also be leveraged by users to take a photo of geometry triangle problems, solving the challenge of trying to put primarily visual problems into words. Advancements in Google's large language models also give Search the capability to solve word problems. All you have to do is type the problem into Search, where you will be met with steps that tell you how to solve the problem by identifying the known and unknown values and providing correct formulas. Also: The AI I want to see in the world: 5 ways it could manage my Gmail inbox for me Lastly, Google is also making it easier to explore STEM-related concepts on Search by including 3D models and interactive diagrams for almost 1,000 biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, and related topics, according to Google. For example, if you Google "mitochondrion" you will have the opportunity to click on and learn from an interactive diagram that provides an overview, as well as specific details about the individual parts. ## Google's new tools help users verify the authenticity of images online faster ## Google will soon roll out a fix for an issue that can render devices inoperable ## How Google's AI Bard helped me fix a Gmail technical problem ## Google Search can now help you solve geometry, physics and calculus problems Google updated its search engine and Lens tool with new features to help you visualize and solve problems in more difficult subjects like geometry, physics, trigonometry and calculus. The update allows you to type an equation into the Search bar or take a photo with Lens to get the correct answer and a step-by-step explanation. The new feature also provides solutions to word problems. For instance, the solver can explain high school physics concepts like finding the average acceleration using the equation “vf= vi + at.” You can also access the math solver feature by typing “[math solver]” directly into the search bar. However, this function is only available on desktop. It will launch on mobile by the end of the year, the company told TechCrunch. Another useful new feature is the geometry solver. Since solving geometry problems requires a lot of visualization, Lens can now explain both the visual and the text components of the problem. However, Lens can only interpret “certain triangle problems,” the company wrote in its blog post, attributed to Google product lead Robert Wong. We reached out to Wong to clarify, who told us that the geometry solver can currently do the following: • Find the area of a triangle using A = 1/2 x height x base or Heron’s formula. • Find the perimeter of a triangle. • Apply the “Isosceles Triangle Theorem” to determine an unknown side length or angle. • Apply the “Pythagorean Theorem” to figure out the side lengths in right triangles. “For our geometry experience, we wanted to focus on a subset of problems that could have a large impact before eventually expanding to cover a more diverse range of geometry problems,” Wong added. Image Credits: Google For the physics and geometry solver, Google leveraged its Multitask Unified Model (MUM), which understands specific search queries across various formats, including text, images and videos. “Language and query understanding are complex challenges that require sophisticated systems to ensure we’re producing the most helpful results — especially in cases where our systems are looking at information in multiple different formats,” Wong explained. “In this case, these features need to understand information across both text and images to correctly interpret a problem and provide accurate step-by-step responses that include both text and diagrams.” When asked about the accuracy rate for the new experience, the company declined to share specific numbers. “Our testing shows the accuracy rate is very high,” Wong said. In addition to problem-solving, Google also launched new 3D models on Search, letting you examine interactive diagrams related to nearly 1,000 topics, such as biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and more. Google introduced 3D models in 2021, rolling out diagrams for more than 200 chemistry, biology, physics and anatomy concepts. Over the years, the tech giant has launched multiple features that help you learn, including its interactive feature, “practice problems,” that tests your knowledge of high school topics like math, chemistry and physics. Google Search recently rolled out an English tutoring tool that provides prompts and asks you to say the answers out loud using a provided vocabulary word. Google takes aim at Duolingo with new English tutoring tool ## Android Police Google's ai can now solve word problems you paste into the search bar. Lens and Search just got a major math makeover • Google's new features in Search and Lens make it easier for users to visualize STEM concepts and solve complex equations. • Search can now handle physics word problems, and Lens can interpret visual problems in geometry, providing step-by-step guides on how to solve them. • Google's AI capabilities, powered by technology like PaLM, contribute to the development of these new tools, but they should be used as supplementary resources alongside traditional learning methods. Both students and working professionals frequently rely on search engines to find solutions to intricate queries. Google, in its efforts to maintain its edge as the world's leading search engine, has recently upgraded its features to better serve those in STEM fields. As of recently, if you're grappling with a challenging math or physics problem, Google's Search and Lens might just be your new best friends. Google has introduced new features in both Search and Lens to assist users in visualizing STEM-related concepts and determining the right equations for their problems. Whether you're trying to decipher a complicated physics concept or a perplexing geometry problem, these tools aim to make the process more intuitive. For instance, if you're stuck on a calculus problem, you can now simply type your equation into the Search bar or snap a photo with Lens to receive a step-by-step explanation and solution. This feature is not limited to just equations; it extends to word problems , especially those from high-school physics topics. The integration of Lens, in particular, addresses a unique challenge in geometry. Describing visual problems using words can be cumbersome. For example, if you're given a diagram of a triangle with measurements of two sides and need to find its area, Lens can now interpret both the visual and text components of the problem, offering a comprehensive step-by-step guide on how to solve it. This advancement isn't just about problem-solving. Google has also introduced new interactive 3D models on Search, allowing users to visually explore almost 1,000 topics from biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy — an example given by the company was a search for the term "mitochondria." This feature can be particularly useful for those who wish to gain a deeper visual understanding of complex STEM concepts. The underlying technology that powers these features can be traced back to Google's efforts in enhancing its AI capabilities. A notable mention on this front is the integration of PaLM into Bard . Initially, Bard, based on Google’s Language Model for Dialogue Application (LaMDA), was more adept at holding conversations than logical reasoning. However, with the fusion of PaLM into its code base, Bard's capabilities expanded to include arithmetic, code completion, semantic parsing, logical inference, and more. We could be seeing a similar implementation of machine learning here with the new tools in Search and Lens. While AI tools like the features Google is introducing today with Search and Lens are becoming increasingly sophisticated, it's essential for users to approach them as supplementary resources, complementing traditional learning and problem-solving methods. As technology continues to evolve, the line between human and machine capabilities might blur, but the essence of learning and understanding will always remain inherently human. ## Easy Finger Math Tricks to Help Kids Solve Problems Posted: November 9, 2023 | Last updated: November 9, 2023 While using your fingers isn't the fastest way to recall a multiplication fact while doing a problem, finger math tricks can help kids figure out how to answer the problem at hand — and as they work on their math, they will eventually learn all the facts by repetition. Note that before your child can understand other finger tricks, they must be able to count by 2s, 5s, and 10s and multiply by 2s, 3s, and 4s. ## Quick Finger Math Tricks for Threes and Fours The tricks for multiplying by threes and fours are really a matter of counting out the answer on your fingers. As your children count out the answer repeatedly, they'll memorize it and then be able to move on to larger numbers. ## Multiplying by Three Did you realize that all of your fingers have three segments? Therefore, you can figure out anything from 3 x 1 to 3 x 10 by counting the segments on each finger. To start: • Hold up the number of fingers you're going to multiply by 3. For example, if the problem is 3 x 4 — hold up four fingers. • Count each segment on each finger you're holding up, and you should come up with 12 — which is the correct answer. ## Multiplying by Four Multiplying by four is the same as multiplying by two — twice. To start: • Hold up the number of fingers to correspond with the number you are multiplying by four. For example, if you are multiplying 4 x 6 — hold up six fingers. • Count each finger by two, moving from left to right. Then count each finger again, continuing to count by twos, until you've counted every finger twice. Helpful Hack To keep track of the fingers you've counted twice, sometimes it's easier to put your finger down as you count the first time, and back up as you count the second time. ## Finger Math Tricks for Multiplying by 6, 7, 8, and 9 While numbers one through five are easy for most kids to remember, six and up often pose a problem. This handy trick will make it a little easier to work those problems out. ## Multiplying 6, 7, 8, and 9 by Hand To begin, assign each finger a number. For example, your thumbs represent 6, your index fingers each represent 7, etc. This will remain the same throughout the finger math hack. Your left hand will represent the first number that you are multiplying and your right hand will represent the second number you are multiplying. In this example, we are multiplying 7 x 8. To Determine the Part of Your Answer: • On your left hand, put down the finger that represents the number you are multiplying as well as any fingers whose number value is less than this figure. In this example, you are multiplying 7 x 8, so the left hand will represent 7. You will drop your index finger (number 7) and your thumb (number 6). • Similarly, the right hand will represent eight, so you will drop down your middle finger (number 8), your index finger (number 7), and your thumb (number 6). • Now, just multiply the fingers that are still pointed upwards. In this case, you will have three fingers on your left hand and two on your right, so you will multiply 3 x 2 to get 6. This is the first part of your answer! To Determine the Second Part of Your Answer: • Keeping your fingers in the same positions, count how many fingers are folded down. In the 7 x 8 example, you should have five fingers folded. • You will count each of these in quantities of ten. So, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. • 50 is your answer. To Determine Your Final Answer: • Add your two numbers together. In this example, you would add 6 + 50, which gives you 56! ## Another Finger Math Trick Just for Nine There is a trick that works separately, just for multiplying by the number nine. • To start, hold up all ten fingers, with your palms facing you. • Assign each finger a number, starting with your left-hand thumb and ending with your right-hand thumb. The left-hand thumb will be one, the left-hand index finger will be two, and so on until you reach the number 10 for your right-hand thumb. • To tackle a problem, put down the corresponding finger of the number you're multiplying by nine. For example, if you are multiplying 9 x 8, you'd put down the eighth finger (which will be on your right hand). • Count all the fingers to the left of the finger you have folded down. This will give you 7. 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1 Identify the type of problem. Is it a word problem? Fraction? Quadratic equation? Determine what categorization best fits your math problem before you move forward. Taking the time to identify your problem type is essential to finding the best way to solve the problem. 2 Read the problem carefully.

20. Free Math Worksheets

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21. Step by step guide to solving math problems

How to Ace Math Problem Solving How to Ace Math Problem Solving When your kids struggle with their math, it's time to take a step back and take a deep breath. They need to slow down and take their time. Here's a step by step guide that will help your kids get through those tough math problems.

22. Google can now solve trickier math problems for you with these new

Google added new updates to Search and Lens that make it easier for users to get assistance when solving math problems. All users have to do now is type the equation or integral into the Search ...

In addition to problem-solving, Google also launched new 3D models on Search, letting you examine interactive diagrams related to nearly 1,000 topics, such as biology, chemistry, physics ...

24. Google's AI can now solve word problems you paste into the search bar

Summary. Google's new features in Search and Lens make it easier for users to visualize STEM concepts and solve complex equations. Search can now handle physics word problems, and Lens can ...

25. What is Problem Solving? Steps, Process & Techniques

1. Define the problem Diagnose the situation so that your focus is on the problem, not just its symptoms. Helpful problem-solving techniques include using flowcharts to identify the expected steps of a process and cause-and-effect diagrams to define and analyze root causes. The sections below help explain key problem-solving steps.

26. Easy Finger Math Tricks to Help Kids Solve Problems

To start: Hold up the number of fingers you're going to multiply by 3. For example, if the problem is 3 x 4 — hold up four fingers. Count each segment on each finger you're holding up, and you ...