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Unformatted text preview: 6 4 2 2 3 − − + = x x x y is similar to that of the graph of y = 4x – 6 for small values of x. c) Suggest a reason for ignoring the terms x 2 , 4 x , and 6 when considering the shape of the graph in part (a) for large values of x . For the graph of a polynomial function, the term of largest degree is dominant when x is a very large positive or negative number. Let x take on the values of 100, 1000 etc. to illustrate this statement. d) Suggest a reason for ignoring the terms x 3 and x 2 when considering the shape of the graph in part (a) for very small values of x . When x is a small positive or negative number, the terms of smallest degree are the dominant factors. Let x take on the values ¼ and ½ to illustrate this statement....
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course MAC 1147 taught by Professor German during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.
 Fall '08
 GERMAN
 Calculus, PreCalculus

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