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Factor the expression $x^3-3x+2$

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 Final answer to the problem

$\left(x-1\right)^{2}\left(x+2\right)$
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We can factor the polynomial $x^3-3x+2$ using the rational root theorem, which guarantees that for a polynomial of the form $a_nx^n+a_{n-1}x^{n-1}+\dots+a_0$ there is a rational root of the form $\pm\frac{p}{q}$, where $p$ belongs to the divisors of the constant term $a_0$, and $q$ belongs to the divisors of the leading coefficient $a_n$. List all divisors $p$ of the constant term $a_0$, which equals $2$

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Learn how to solve polynomial factorization problems step by step online. Factor the expression x^3-3x+2. We can factor the polynomial x^3-3x+2 using the rational root theorem, which guarantees that for a polynomial of the form a_nx^n+a_{n-1}x^{n-1}+\dots+a_0 there is a rational root of the form \pm\frac{p}{q}, where p belongs to the divisors of the constant term a_0, and q belongs to the divisors of the leading coefficient a_n. List all divisors p of the constant term a_0, which equals 2. Next, list all divisors of the leading coefficient a_n, which equals 1. The possible roots \pm\frac{p}{q} of the polynomial x^3-3x+2 will then be. Trying all possible roots, we found that -2 is a root of the polynomial. When we evaluate it in the polynomial, it gives us 0 as a result.

 Final answer to the problem

$\left(x-1\right)^{2}\left(x+2\right)$

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 Main Topic: Polynomial Factorization

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