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Polynomials

vocabulary for polynomial unit

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Polynomial function an expression made with constants, variables and exponents, which are combined using addition, subtraction and multiplication, ... but not division.
Degree the greatest exponent of a polynomial's variable
End Behavior the value of f(x) as x approaches infinity and negative infinity describes the end behavior of a polynomial function.
Zero the values of x for which f(x)=0
Root solutions to polynomial equations
Multiplicity the number of times a root occurs at a given point of a polynomial equation.
Relative minimum a point on the graph where the function is increasing as you move away from the point in the positive and negative direction along the horizontal axis.
Relative maximum a point on the graph where the function is decreasing as you move away from the point in the positive and negative direction along the horizontal axis.
Relative Extrema relative minimum and relative maximum points
Created by: rbankston