Distractedly, I used the "solve" operator to solve the given polynomial equation. It gives a solution but the answer is not complete. Why solve does not give the correct answer?
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It's correct use, but potentially incorrect results, of solve.
Apparently the exponent 1/3 is problematic. When given "(2*x+1)^(1/3)-(x^3-1)/2, solve x",
this is what WolframAlpha makes of it:
each give you all 9 roots, but:
Gives 7 roots, and 6 duplicates. maybe if you add ", all" to the solve command it comes up with more.
Finally, check if -1 is a solution:
Apparently not. This is the wonder world of the exponent function when it's argument is (potentially) complex.
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Thanks for the reply. Greetings.