**3 Polynomial and Rational Functions**

**Chapter Contents**

**3.2** Division of Polynomial Functions

**3.3** Zeros and Factors of Polynomial Functions

**3.4** Real Zeros of Polynomial Functions

**3.1 Polynomial Functions**

**INTRODUCTION** In Chapter 2 we graphed functions such as *y* = 3, *y* = 2*x* − 1, *y* = 5*x*^{2} − 2*x* + 4, and *y* = *x*^{3}. 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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