Precalculus : Graph a Polynomial Function

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Graph A Polynomial Function

Graph .

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

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Explanation:

is a parabola, because of the general  structure.  The parabola opens downward because .  

Solving tells the x-value of the x-axis intercept;

The resulting x-axis intercept is: .

Setting  tells the y-value of the y-axis intercept;

    

    

    

The resulting y-axis intercept is:

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