The size of ¢ controls the vertical stretch or shrink of the graph Changing the sign of « reflects the graph about x-axis \(\alpha−\beta\) and \(\gamma\) are the x-intercepts of the graph.

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asked 2021-06-05

Type 2: Two real zeros, one repeated: \(P(x)=a(x-\alpha)2(x−\beta),a \neq 0\)

Type 3: One real zero repeated three times: \(P(x)=a(x- \alpha)3,a\neq0\)

Type 4: One real and two imaginary zeros: \(P(x)=(x-\alpha)(ax2+bx+c),\triangle=b2−4ac<0,a \neq 0\)

Experiment with the graphs of Type 4 cubics. What is the geometrical significance of \(\alpha \alpha\); and the quadratic factor which has imaginary zeros?

asked 2021-05-05

Every cubic polynomial can be categorised into one of four types: Type 1: Three real, distinct zeros: \(P(x)=a(x-\alpha)(x−\beta)(x−\gamma),a \neq0\)

Type 2: Two real zeros, one repeated: \(P(x)=a(x−\alpha)2(x-\beta),a \neq 0\)

Type 3: One real zero repeated three times: \(P(x)=a(x-\alpha)3,a \neq 0\)

Type 4: One real and two imaginary zeros: \(P(x)=(x-\alpha)(ax2+bx+c),\triangle=b2−4ac<0,a \neq0\)

Experiment with the graphs of Type 4 cubics. What is the geometrical significance of \(\alpha \alpha\) and the quadratic factor which has imaginary zeros?

asked 2021-05-30

Type 2: Two real zeros, one repeated: \(P(x)=a(x-\alpha)2(x-\beta),a \neq 0\)

Type 3: One real zero repeated three times: \(P(x)=a(x-\alpha)3,a \neq 0\)

Type 4: One real and two imaginary zeros: \(P(x)=(x-\alpha)(ax2+bx+c),\triangle=b2−4ac<0,a \neq 0\)

Experiment with the graphs of Type 4 cubics. What is the geometrical significance of \(\alpha \alpha\) and the quadratic factor which has imaginary zeros?

asked 2020-12-06