# Polynomials

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NHS Algebra 2 Chapter 6

### turning points

points where the graph changes direction

### end behavior

directions of the graph to the far left and to the far right

root

### root

zero of a function

### polynomial

one or more monomials

### perfect square trinomial

trinomial that is the square of a binomial

### index

indicates degree of the root

### complex numbers

real and imaginary numbers

### x-intercept

point where a graph crosses the x-axis

### y-intercept

point where a graph crosses the y-axis

### parabola

second-degree polynomial

### range

set of all y-values of a function

### translation

shift of the parent function

### axis of symmetry

line that divides a graph into two identical parts

### factoring

rewriting an expression as the product of its factors

imaginary unit

### domain

set of all x-values of a function

### degree of polynomial

greatest degree among its terms

### cubic

3rd degree polynomial

### quartic

4th degree polynomial

### quintic

5th degree polynomial

### binomial

polynomial with 2 terms

### trinomial

polynomial with 3 terms

1 term

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