# Polynomial equation solver

To solve a polynomial equation, you can use a polynomial equation solver. Here are the steps to use a polynomial equation solver:

1. Enter the coefficients of the polynomial in the correct order, from highest degree to lowest degree.
2. Enter the value of the variable that you want to solve for.
3. Click the “Calculate” button or equivalent option.
4. The solution(s) to the polynomial equation will be displayed.

Alternatively, you can solve a polynomial equation manually by following these steps:

1. Write the polynomial equation in standard form, with the terms in descending order of degree.
2. Factor the polynomial if possible.
3. Set each factor equal to zero and solve for the variable.
4. The solutions to the polynomial equation are the values of the variable that make the polynomial equal to zero.

Here’s an example to illustrate how to use a polynomial equation solver:

Suppose you have the polynomial equation 3x^3 – 4x^2 + 5x – 2 = 0.

To solve this polynomial equation, you would follow these steps:

1. Enter the coefficients of the polynomial in the correct order: 3, -4, 5, -2.
2. Enter the value of the variable that you want to solve for.
3. Click the “Calculate” button or equivalent option.
4. The solutions to the polynomial equation will be displayed.

Alternatively, you could also factor this polynomial equation as:

3x^3 – 4x^2 + 5x – 2 = (x – 1)(3x^2 – x + 2)

Then, you would set each factor equal to zero and solve for the variable:

x – 1 = 0 or 3x^2 – x + 2 = 0

Solving for x in each equation, we get:

x = 1 or x = (-1 ± √(1 – 4(3)(2))) / (2(3)) x = 1 or x = (-1 ± i√23) / 6

So the solutions to the polynomial equation are x = 1, x ≈ 0.224 + 0.813i, and x ≈ 0.224 – 0.813i.