 # Math 104 Unit 2 Outline

Unit 2: Polynomial Functions

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3.0  Algebra Toolbox

• How do you find the product of two binomials?  (FOIL)
• How do you factor an algebraic expression?

• What does a quadratic function look like?
• What does the graph of a quadratic function look like?
• How can you tell whether the graph of a quadratic function opens up or down?
• How do you find the vertex of the graph of a quadratic function?

• How do you solve quadratic equations using factoring?
• How do you solve quadratic equations using the root method?
• How do you solve quadratic equations using technology?

6.1  Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions

• What does a cubic function look like?  What does its graph look like?
• What does a quartic function look like?  What does its graph look like?
• How do you find minimum or maximum points on the graph of a polynomial function?

6.3  Solution of Polynomial Equations

• How do you solve a polynomial equation using factoring?
• How do you solve a polynomial equation using the root method?
• How do you solve a polynomial equation using technology?

• How do you model data using quadratic functions?
• How do you model data using power functions?

6.2  Modeling with Cubic and Quartic Functions

• How do you model data using cubic or quartic functions?

Review for Test 2

TEST 2