algebra 2

15 terms

depressed poly

quotient when a poly is divided by one of its factors

location principle

property for determining roots between consecutive integers given that y-value have changed signs

polynomial that can be written as (x^n)2 + b(x^n)1+ c

relative max

a "peak" in a graph

relative min

a "valley" in a graph

synthetic sub

process using the coefficients to evaluate a polynomial at a certain value of x

term with the highest power

end behavior

what happens to the y values as the x values approach positive or negative infinity

degree of a poly

numerical factor of the term with the highest degree

polynomial function

polynomial equation that represents ordered pairs on a graph

product of powers

all the variables are powers of the same variable

scientific notation

concise way to write very small or very large numbers

standard notation

usual way to write numbers

synthetic division

process for dividing polynomials by a linear factor using the coefficients

simplify

to rewrite an expression without parentheses or negative exponents