# Math III Section 4.6 #29 & #31

## C. Braswell Mr.Kirkland

#29

"Your friend is using Descartes's Rule of Signs to find the number of negative real roots of x^3 + x^2 + x + 1 = 0. Describe and correct the error."

### "P(-x) = (-x)^3 +(-x)^2 + (-x) +1= -x^3 - x^2 - x +1"

"Because there is only on sign change in P(-x), there must be one negative real root."