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anonymous
 one year ago
1. Esmeralda and Heinz are working to graph a polynomial function, f(x). Esmeralda says that the thirddegree polynomial has four intercepts. Heinz argues that the function only crosses the xaxis three times. Is there a way for them both to be correct? Explain your answer. :/
anonymous
 one year ago
1. Esmeralda and Heinz are working to graph a polynomial function, f(x). Esmeralda says that the thirddegree polynomial has four intercepts. Heinz argues that the function only crosses the xaxis three times. Is there a way for them both to be correct? Explain your answer. :/

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mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It helps to know what the words mean: Intercept: where the curve/line crosses the x or the yaxis. "crosses the xaxis" = xintercept Read more about it at: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/intrcept.htm

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm still confused though

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Reread: "It helps to know what the words mean: Intercept: where the curve/line crosses the x or the yaxis. "crosses the xaxis" = xintercept" dw:1433778077452:dw The above drawing shows a third degree curve. Count the number of intercepts, and the number of times it crosses the xaxis.

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There should be two answers to: "Count the number of intercepts, and the number of times it crosses the xaxis", or 1. Count the number of intercepts, and 2. Count the number of times it crosses the xaxis.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.04 Intercepts it crosses the xaxis 3 times right?

mathmate
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Correct, so reread the question and then explain to the best of your capacity.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok ok xD hmm so it is possible because intercepts and crossing the x axis are two different things?
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