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Basic Polynomial Graphs  Problem 5
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
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To graph a polynomial, you'll want to know as many key features as possible, including x and y intercepts and end behavior. To find the xintercepts, factor if possible (perhaps using synthetic division to find a root) and set each factor equal to zero. The real solutions will show up as xintercepts on the graph. You may need a decimal approximation in some cases. To find the yintercept, as always, let x = 0. Consider the end behavior to sketch the direction in which your yvalues will go as x gets very large or very small.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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