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Chapter 7: Quadratic and Other Polynomial Functions

In this chapter students will:

  • add, subtract, multiply, and divide polynomial expressions
  • find polynomial functions that fit a set of data
  • study quadratic functions in general form, vertex form, and factored form find roots of a quadratic equation from a graph, by factoring, and by using the quadratic formula
  • define complex numbers and operations with them
  • identify features of the graph of a polynomial function
  • use division and other strategies to find roots of higher-degree polynomials

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