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ERIC Number: EJ182210
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Publication Date: 1978
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Getting to the Roots of the Problem
Aieta, Joseph F.
Mathematics Teacher, 71, 5, 414-7, May 78
An account of student efforts to solve the problem of finding the equations for a pair of parabolas that intersect in exactly three points is given. The deceptively difficult problem leads to the rational root theorem and eventually to computer programs for locating roots and for approximating irrational roots. (MN)
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