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Graphically
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Section 2.1 Intersection Method
Intersection
1. Graph y1 = f ( x) and y2 = g ( x) on the
Graph
same screen. 2. Find the xcoordinate of each point
2. Find
of intersection.
of Zeros, xintercepts, solutions,
roots
roots
If r is a real number and any one of the
following statements are true, then all are
true.
true. r is a zero of the function f.
zero r is an xintercept of the graph of f.
f. x = r is a solution, or root, of the equation
solution or root of
f(x) = 0.
f(x) Xintercept Method
Xintercept
1. Write the equation in the equivalent form
Write
f(x) = 0.
f(x)
2. Graph y = f(x).
Graph
f(x).
3. Find the xintercepts of the graph. The xFind
intercepts
iintercepts of the graph are the real
ntercepts
solutions of the equation.
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