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Name ___________________________

Unit 3 - Polynomials
1

Date ____________
Pre-Calc Version

Instructions: Answer all of the following questions. Place your answer for Part 1 & 2 on
the line provided. You must show all your work for Part 3.
Part 1 For questions 1 5, answer true or false. (2 points each)
1. A polynomial of degree n cannot have more than n turns.
1. ________
2. When dividing polynomials, the divisor is a not a root if there is a remainder.
2. ________
3. If y = f(x) is a polynomial of n degree, where n is a positive even number,
3.________
then the right and left end behaviors go in the same directions.
4. A zero of a polynomial p is p(0).
________

4.

***HCO 5.
Given y = ax3 + 5x, if a < 0, the end behavior will be left falling and right
rising. HCO5. ________
5. A factor of a polynomial with an odd degree of multiplicity causes the graph of the
5. ________
polynomial to bounce off the x-axis.

Part II For 6 14, short answer show work (5 points each credit for
correct work shown)
6. Find all the real zeros of the polynomial function: g(t) = 4t3 + 12t2 4t 12
6.
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7. Expand (b + 2)4
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7.

8. Use the Rational Zero Test to list the possible rational roots.
8.______________________
g ( x ) 7 15 x 3 6 x 2 5 x

*** HCO 9.
Write a polynomial equation if the zeros are: -2, 3, -3. Three has a
multiplicity HCO9. ___________
of 2 and the end behavior both left and right rising.

9. The function f(x) has a zero of -1 with a multiplicity of 2.


9. ________
Choose which of the following we know:
(1)Since the multiplicity is 3, the graph crosses the x-axis.
(2)Since the multiplicity is 3, the graph touches but does not cross the x-axis.
(3)Since the zero is -1, the graph crosses the y-axis at -1.
(4)Since the zero is -1, the graph goes down to the left.

10.

What is the end behavior of g(x) = x5 2x6 30?


10. ____________

***HCO 10.
4x 7
15
x2
Is f(x) =
a polynomial? If so, what is the degree
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and leading term of the function?
2x 2

11.

HCO10.

You divide the polynomial f(x) by (x + 8) and get a remainder of 42.


11. __________
What is f(-8)?

12.

If g(x) = 3x8 5x6 + 7x 20, at most, how many turns can it have?
12. ___________

13.

If y = f(x), how would you represent function g(x) which is a


13. _________
vertical shrink of f(x) by three fourths?

14.
Simplify to positive and fractional exponents:
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8 m 2 m3

14.

Part III- You must choose 3 out of the 4 following problems. If you are in the HCO section of this class,
you must do #16 as one of your choices. Show all work. Each question is worth 15 points.
15.
Let f(x) = 2x3 + 8x2 8x - 32. Put in factored form and sketch the graph. You
must show work. A calculator copy of this sketch will only be worth 1 point.

16.

Write the formula for the function shown below. G(3) = 24.

17.
Use synthetic division or long division to factor the polynomial 4x3 + 9x2 - 3x
- 10 completely if -2 is a zero. Factor completely.

18.
Use your calculator to graph f(x) = 2x4- 5x3 17x2 + 14x + 41.
(1)Sketch the graph below.
(2)Find all the zeros.
(3)Find all relative maximum(s) and minimum(s).
(4)State the y-intercept.
(5)State the end behavior of the graph.
(6) State the domain and range.