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Unformatted text preview: polynomial. Ex. If P(x) = (x  2)(x + 3)(x + 1) then the zeros are 2, 3, and 1. Ex. If the zeros of a polynomial are 4, 2, and ½, then the factors are (x – 4), (x + 2), and (2x – 1) An important concept visited again in this section is the relationship between the following three ideas (Example 7): 1) Solving an equation algebraically (to find the value(s) that make it true). 2) Solving the equation graphically (to find the value(s) that make it true) by setting it equal to 0, and finding the xintercepts of the graph. . 3) Setting the function equal to 0, and finding the value(s) that make it equal to 0. Also referred to as finding the zeros of the function ....
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course MTH 141 taught by Professor Lebre during the Fall '06 term at Moraine Valley Community College.
 Fall '06
 Lebre
 Algebra, Intermediate Value Theorem

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