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3  Polynomial and Rational Functions

Chapter Contents

3.1 Polynomial Functions

3.2 Division of Polynomial Functions

3.3 Zeros and Factors of Polynomial Functions

3.4 Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions

3.5 Approximating Real Zeros

3.6 Rational Functions

3.7 Image The Area Problem

Chapter 3 Review Exercises

3.1  Polynomial Functions

INTRODUCTION In Chapter 2 we graphed functions such as y = 3, y = 2x − 1, y = 5x2 − 2x + 4, and y = x3. These functions, in which the variable x is raised to a nonnegative integer power, are examples of a more general type ...

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