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Polynomial Equation
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If you need a review on polynomials, feel free to go to
Tutorial 6: Polynomials
.
The following is an example of a polynomial equation:
Standard Form of a Polynomial
Equation
When a polynomial is set equal to 0 and is written in descending order by
degrees
of the terms, the equation is in standard form.
The following is an example of a polynomial equation in standard form:
A
quadratic equation
is a special type of polynomial equation, one where the polynomial is of
degree 2. If you need a review on quadratic equations feel free to go to
Tutorial 17: Quadratic
Equations
.
Recall that a quadratic equation in standard form looks like this:
.
Solving Polynomial Equations
by Factoring
Note that the steps are essentially the same as when you solve a quadratic equation by
factoring, which is shown in
Tutorial 17: Quadratic Equations.
Step 1:
Simplify each side if needed.
olve things like removing ( ), removing fractions, adding like terms, etc.
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course MATH 101 taught by Professor Kindle during the Spring '11 term at South Texas College.
 Spring '11
 Kindle
 Algebra, Polynomials

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