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Unformatted text preview: x 2 + a1 x + a0 . where n is a nonnegative integer, ai real numbers. and an 6= 0. n is
called the degree, an the leading coefﬁcient, and a0 the constant term.
The domain of any polynomial function is ( 1, 1). Patrick Newberry Polynomial and Rational Functions October 1, 2012 3 / 17 Polynomials Properties of Polynomials Properties of Polynomials Notes look at leading coefficient for behavior of graph Patrick Newberry Polynomial and Rational Functions Polynomials October 1, 2012 4 / 17 Properties of Polynomials Notes it is possible to have fewer turning
points it's at most the number of
turning points Fact
The total number of turning points of a polynomial function of
degree n is at most n 1.
The number of x-interce...
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