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Since the equation now has integer coefficients I can use the Rational root theorem. Thus if p and q are integers and p/q is in lowest terms and is a root of the equation then p divides 13 and q divides 2. Thus
Construct the 8 possible roots p/q and test if any of them is a root. Harley  


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