In order to obtain the graph of the polynomial function f(x), make a table of values and connect these points with a smooth curve. Also, we need to use the information about the end behavior of the function. Sometimes it's difficult to precisely determine the zeros of a polynomial function. In this lesson, you'll learn to analyze graphs of polynomial functions by using a location principle to estimate the zeros, and about relative maximum and minimum points. In quadratics, we had only one maximum or minimum point. However, the graph of a polynomial function of degree n has at most n 1 local maximums and local minimums.
*These practice questions are only helpful when you work on them offline on a piece of paper and then use the solution steps function to check your answer.
Analyzing Graphs of Polynomial Functions
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