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asked 2013-03-01 08:13:46 -0600

czsan gravatar image

Is there a method to solve the equation x + x^(1/3) == -2 ?

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answered 2013-03-01 08:43:54 -0600

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Here is a numerical approach. I've not been able to get it symbolically.

show(plot(x+ x/abs(x)* abs(x)^(1/3)+2,(x,-5,5)))
find_root(x+ x/abs(x)* abs(x)^(1/3)+2,-2,-1/2)
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Yes, this is right. This equation unsolvable in maple too, because of the third root of negativ numbers. But in Maple there is a surd function, which helps.

czsan gravatar imageczsan ( 2013-03-01 08:55:42 -0600 )edit

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