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Chapter Six Study Guide Polynomials

Factoring
Always factor out GCF first!
Trinomial Factoring
Splitting the Middle Term
Difference of Two Squares
Difference of Cubes
Difference of Square

Standard Form Polynomial Division


Determine all factors. (Reminder Long Division
that radicals and imaginary roots Chapter Six Test (Two Days) Synthetic Division
come in pairs)
Expand. Day One: No Calculator

Write the equation based on a Day Two: Graphing Calculator


graph.

Finding the Roots of a Polynomials

Use the rational root theorem to list the


Graphing
State the y-intercept. possible rational roots.

State the x-intercept(s). Test the possible roots in the function to find
State the end behavior. one that works.
Calculate the local max (calculator). Reduce the polynomial by dividing by the
Calculate the local min (calculator). corresponding factor.

Determine the number of bends. Factor if possible or repeat the process.


Sketch the function. Set all factors equal to 0 and calculate the
roots.

Directions: Factor completely.

1. 9 25 2. 10 29 21

3. 81 24 4. 13 36

5. 8 8 48 6. 3 13 14
Chapter Six Study Guide Polynomials

Directions: Write the polynomial in standard form with integer coefficients with the given roots.

7. Roots: 5,-3, 8. Roots: 2, 3 5

Directions: Divide the following function using both long and synthetic division.

9. 5 28 4

Directions: Graph the polynomial function below.

10. 6 8 48 Degree of the function:

List all possible rational roots: Rewrite the function in factored form:

State x-intercepts of the function: State the y-intercept of the function:

State the end behavior:

State the coordinates of the local max: State the coordinates of the local min:

Sketch the graph:


Chapter Six Study Guide Polynomials

Directions: Graph the polynomial function below.

10. y 2x 5x 20x 35x 12 Degree of the function:

List all possible rational roots: Rewrite the function in factored form:

State x-intercepts of the function: State the y-intercept of the function:

State the end behavior:

State the coordinates of the local max: State the coordinates of the local min:

Domain: Range:

Sketch the graph:


Chapter Six Study Guide Polynomials

Directions: Consider the graph of the function below. Answer the questions that follow.

11.

State the minimum degree of the function.

State the x-intercepts of the function.

State the y-intercept of the function.

Describe the end behavior.

Write the function in the factored form.

Write the function in standard form.