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Analyzing Graphs of Polynomials

  • If f(a) < 0 and f(b) > 0, then f has a zero between a and b.

  • The graph of a polynomial function of degree n has at most n – 1 local maximums and local minimums.

Analyzing Graphs of Polynomials

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Graphing Polynomial Functions 0:09
    • End Behavior
    • Examples: Degree and Sign of Polynomials
  • Location Principle 4:50
    • Example
  • Maximum and Minimum Points 7:34
    • Example: Relative Maximum and Relative Minimum
  • Lecture Example 1 10:17
  • Lecture Example 2 15:13
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4