Finding Zeros of a Polynomial Function

Videos, worksheets, games and acivities to help PreCalculus students learn how to find the zeros or roots of a polynomial function.

 

 

Finding Zeros of a Polynomial Function :
Finding the polynomial function zeros is not quite so straightforward when the polynomial is expanded and of a degree greater than two. One method is to use synthetic division, with which we can test possible polynomial function zeros found with the rational roots theorem. Once we find a zero we can partially factor the polynomial and then find the polynomial function zeros of a reduced polynomial.

 How we find the zeros of a polynomial function in expanded form.

 

 

Finding all the Zeros of a Polynomial - Example 1.
This video shows how to find the remaining zeros of a polynomial given a few known zeros.

 

 

Finding all the Zeros of a Polynomial - Example 2.
This video uses the rational roots test to find all possible rational roots; after finding one we can use long division to factor, and then repeat.

 

 

Finding all the Zeros of a Polynomial - Example 3.
This video uses the rational roots test to find all possible rational roots; after finding one we can use long division to factor, and then repeat.

 

 

 

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