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 3 years ago
Part 1: Determine whether 2 is a zero of the polynomial P(x) = 3x3 – 6x2 – 3x – 18 by using the Remainder Theorem. Show your work. (4 points)
Part 2: Explain how the Remainder Theorem is useful in finding the zeros of a polynomial function. (4 points)
 3 years ago
Part 1: Determine whether 2 is a zero of the polynomial P(x) = 3x3 – 6x2 – 3x – 18 by using the Remainder Theorem. Show your work. (4 points) Part 2: Explain how the Remainder Theorem is useful in finding the zeros of a polynomial function. (4 points)

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Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If 2 is a zero of the polynomial, then P(2) = 0

Hero
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0P(x) = 3x^3  6x^2  3x  18 P(2) = 3(2)^3  6(2)^2  3(2)  18 P(2) = 3(8)  6(4)  6  18 P(2) = 24  24  6  18 P(2) = 0  6  18 P(2) = 24 However, since P(2) = 24, 2 is not a zero of the polynomial function P(x).
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