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Solve for $x$: $x^3 + x^2 - 5x + 3 = 0$
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x=1 gives zero when substituted, x-1 is a factor

divide the cubic function by x-1 using long division

to get (x-1)(x^2 + 2x -3)=0, the factorize

     (x-1)(x-1)(x+3)=0

            x= 1 twice or x= -3
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