How do you find all the real and complex roots and use Descartes Rule of Signs to analyze the zeros of #P(x) = 12x^4 + x^3 + 4x^2 + 7x + 8 #?
This quartic has
That means that the only possible rational zeros are:
In addition note that all of the signs of the coefficients are positive, so there are no changes of sign. So by Descartes rule of signs there are no positive zeros.
So the only possible rational zeros are:
Though it is possible to find the zeros analytically, it gets very messy. It is substantially easier to find approximations to the zeros using a numerical method such as DurandKerner to find:
See https://tutor.hix.ai for more information on solving quartics using DurandKerner.
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To find all the real and complex roots of ( P(x) = 12x^4 + x^3 + 4x^2 + 7x + 8 ) and use Descartes' Rule of Signs to analyze the zeros, follow these steps:

Apply Descartes' Rule of Signs to determine the possible number of positive and negative real roots.
 The number of variations in sign of the coefficients gives the maximum number of positive real roots. Counting sign changes in ( P(x) ), there are 3 sign changes.
 The number of variations in sign of the coefficients of ( P(x) ) gives the maximum number of negative real roots. Counting sign changes in ( P(x) ), there are 0 sign changes.
 Thus, there are either 3 or 1 positive real roots, and 0 negative real roots.

Apply the Complex Conjugate Root Theorem to determine the possible number of complex roots.
 Since ( P(x) ) has real coefficients, any complex roots must come in conjugate pairs.
 By Descartes' Rule of Signs, there are 4 total roots. Since 0 are negative real roots, and there are either 3 or 1 positive real roots, this leaves either 1 or 3 complex roots.

To find the real roots, you may use numerical methods such as the NewtonRaphson method or graphing techniques.
 Since ( P(x) ) is a quartic polynomial, finding the real roots may require numerical approximation methods.

For complex roots, apply the quadratic formula or synthetic division combined with the Rational Root Theorem to find any rational roots. The remaining roots will be complex.
 Once any rational roots are found, use polynomial long division or synthetic division to reduce the polynomial. Then, apply the quadratic formula to find the complex roots.
By following these steps, you can find all the real and complex roots of ( P(x) ) and analyze the zeros using Descartes' Rule of Signs.
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