Unformatted text preview: What is the maximum number of xintercepts 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 xintercepts and their multiplicities If the xintercept has odd multiplicity, the graph crosses the xaxis at that point. If the xintercept has even multiplicity, the graph is tangent to the xaxis at that point. Find the yintercept Determine the behavior to the far left and far right by plugging in numbers to the left and right of all your xintercepts....
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 Spring '08
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 Algebra, nth degree polynomial

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