4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions

  • Graph polynomial functions.

  • Use the intermediate value theorem to determine whether a function has a real zero between two given real numbers.

Graphing Polynomial Functions

In addition to using the leading-term test and finding the zeros of the function, it is helpful to consider the following facts when graphing a polynomial function.

Example 1

Graph the polynomial function h(x)=

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