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ERIC Number: EJ160875
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Publication Date: 1977
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A Least Squares Approximate Solution To Polynomial Equations Over the Real Numbers
Poole, George
Mathematics Teacher, 70, 4, 326-330, Apr 77
A geometric approach to the solution of quadratic equations and more general polynomials is based on finding points with minimum distance from the x-axis. The approach is useful in motivating the definition of complex numbers. (SD)
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