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# Activity #4: Do you miss me?

Here I am again

## Factor each polynomial completely using any method.

1.) (x-1) ( x² - 5x + 6)

## 2.) (x² + x-6 ) (x² - 6x + 9)

3.) (2x² - 5x + 3) (x - 3)

4.) x³ + 3x² - 4x - 12
5.) 2x⁴ + 7x³ - 4x² - 27x - 18
1.) (x-1) ( x² - 5x + 6)

## 2.) (x² + x-6 ) (x² - 6x + 9)

3.) (2x² - 5x + 3) (x - 3)

## Answer: (2x²-3)(-2x+3)= x(2x-3) -1(2x-3)= (x-1)(2x-3)

4.) x³ + 3x² - 4x - 12

## Factor each polynomial completely using any method.

6. y=x³+x²-12x

7. y=-x⁴+16

8. y=2x⁴+8x³+4x²-8x-6

9. y=-x5+10x³-9x

10. y=2x⁴+7x³-4x²-27x-18

6. y=x(x+4)(x-3)

7.y=(-x^2+4)(x^2+4)

8. y=2(x^2+3)(x^2-1)(2x^2+x+2)

9.y=-x(x-1)(x-9)

10. y=10(2x-1)(x+4)(3x-2)

## Activity number 5: Seize and intercept me

1) x-intercepts: 0, -4, 3
2) x-intercepts: 2, 1, -3
3) x-intercepts: 1, -1, -3
4) x-intercepts: 2, -2
5) x-intercepts: 0, 1, -1, -3, 3
Activity 6 give me more companion

## 1. x-intercepts: -4, -2, 1, 3 y-intercept: 24

0 = (x+4)(x+2)(x-1)(x-3) if any of the expressions in the parenthesis equal zero then y (the left-hand side) will equal
0. So isolate each expression

0 = x +4

x = -4

## 4. x-intercepts: -3,-1,0,1,3 y-intercept: 0

To get the x-intercept/s, you simply have to set your y value to 0. Then solve what value/s of x will result in y=0

To get the y-intercept/s, you simply have to set your x value to 0. Then solve what value/s of y will result in x=0

## Activity 7: what is the destiny of my behavior?

We are given the polynomial function y(x) = (x+4)(x+2)(x-1)(x-3).

Now, to get the values of x for y = 0, we just have to make each factor 0. So,

x+4 = 0, means x = -4

x+2 = 0, means x = -2

x-1 = 0, means x = 1

x-3 = 0, means x = 3

This means that for the following values of x: -4, -2, 1, and 3, the value of y = 0. In the
relation to 0 column, of course, we also put y = 0. Remember that the x-axis is just the line
y=0, so for these values of x, the point is on the x-axis.

This is also the answer for question 1, but since it's asking for points, we write it in the (x,y)
notation: (-4,0), (-2,0), (1,0) and (3,0).
For question 2, it asks what we can say about the graph at x < -4. Since - 5<-4, and there is
no other zero of x that is less than -4, we can say that when x <-4, it is still above the x-axis,
because y at x=-5 is above the x-axis. This is because for the graph to be below or on the x-
axis, it has to pass through an x that makes the value of y = 0 first. Since there's none, there
is the same behavior there.

This is the same way we answer questions 3-6, by just taking the behavior at each point. So
before we answer this, let's complete the table first.

## To get the value of y, we just substitute these values of x:

y(-3) = (-3+4)(-3+2)(-3-1)(-3-3) = (1)(-1)(-4)(-6) = -24, so y <0, and below the x-axis. Then, we
can use this point for question 3, and say "Below the x-axis" as well.

y(0) = (0+4)(0+2)(0-1)(0-3) = (4)(2)(-1)(-3) = 24, so y >0, and above the x-axis. We can use
this for question 4.

y(2) = (2+4)(2+2)(2-1)(2-3) = (6)(4)(1)(-1) = -24, so y <0, and below the x-axis. We can use
this for question 5.

y(4) = (4+4)(4+2)(4-1)(4-3) = (8)(6)(3)(1) = 144, so y>0, and above the x-axis. We can use this
for question 6.

## Activity 8: Sign on and Sketch Me

for each of the following functions, give
(a) the x-intercept(s)
(b) the intervals obtained when the x-intercepts are used to partition the number
line.
(c) the table of signs
(d) a sketch of the graph
1) y=(2x + 3)(x - 1)(x - 4)
2) y= -x^3 + 2x^2 + 11x -2
3) y= x^4 -26x^2 +25
4) y= -x^4 -5x^3 + 3x^2 +13x -10
5) y= x^2 (x + 3)(x+ 1)^4 (x - 1)^3
a. what happens to the graph as x decreases without bound?
b. for which interval(s) is the graph (i) above and (ii) below the x-axis?
c.what happens to the graph as x increases without bound?
d. what is the leading term of the polynomial function?
e. what are the leading coefficient and the degree of the function?
a.

## As x decreases without bound, the graph of the

polynomial function either falls or rises to the left continuously without end.

b.

1.

2.

3.

4.

x>1

5.

c.

end.

d.

the following:

degree: 3

degree: 3

degree: 4

degree: 10