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Unformatted text preview: What is the maximum number of x-intercepts for an n th degree polynomial? __________________ Now we will graph 3 4 2 ) 2 ( ) 1 ( ) ( +-= x x x x f by hand using the following steps: Steps for Graphing Polynomial Functions Factor Find x-intercepts and their multiplicities If the x-intercept has odd multiplicity, the graph crosses the x-axis at that point. If the x-intercept has even multiplicity, the graph is tangent to the x-axis at that point. Find the y-intercept Determine the behavior to the far left and far right by plugging in numbers to the left and right of all your x-intercepts....
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course MATH 1204 taught by Professor Duck during the Spring '08 term at NorthWest Arkansas Community College.
- Spring '08