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MHF4U 1.

1 Power Func ons

1. What is the deni on of a polynomial function? (p.4)

2. Consider the polynomial func on f (x) = 6x5 + 5x4 + 4x3 + 3x2 + 2x + 1 .

a) What are the coefficients? c) What is the leading coefficient?

b) What is the degree? d) What is the constant term?

3. What is a power function? (p.4)

4. Use diagrams to show the dierence between line symmetry and point symmetry. (p.6)

5. Label the four quadrants of a Cartesian grid (i.e., where are quadrants 1, 2, 3, and 4?)
MHF4U 1.1 Power Func ons

6. Investigate (p.5): What are the key features of the graphs of power func ons? (The first one is done as an example)

Function Graph Degree, Name Key Features Start/End Line/Point End Behaviour
(see p.5) Quadrant Symmetry?
a) y = x Degree: Domain: Intercepts: Start:
1 {xR} Q3 Point symmetry As x + , y +
x int : (0, 0) about the
Name: Range: End: origin As x , y
Linear {yR} y int : (0, 0) Q1 (0, 0)

b) y = x2 Degree: Domain: Intercepts: Start: As x + ,

Name: Range: End: As x ,

c) y = x3 Degree: Domain: Intercepts Start: As x + ,

Name: Range: End: As x ,

d) y = x4 Degree: Domain: Intercepts: Start: As x + ,

Name: Range: End: As x ,

e) y = x5 Degree: Domain: Intercepts: Start: As x + ,

Name: Range: End: As x ,

f) y = x6 Degree: Domain: Intercepts: Start: As x + ,

Name: Range: End: As x ,