Lesson 6

Different Forms

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Problem 1

\(f(x)=(x+3)(x-4)\) and \(g(x)=\frac13(x+3)(x-4)\). The graphs of each are shown here.

Two parabolas on a coordinate plane.
  1. Which graph represents which polynomial function? Explain how you know.

Problem 2

For each polynomial function, rewrite the polynomial in standard form. Then state its degree and constant term.

  1. \(f(x)=(x+1)(x+3)(x-4)\)
  2. \(g(x)=3(x+1)(x+3)(x-4)\)

Problem 3

Tyler incorrectly says that the constant term of \((x + 4)(x - 4)\) is zero.

  1. What is the correct constant term?
  2. What is Tyler’s mistake? Explain your reasoning.

Problem 4

Which of these standard form equations is equivalent to \((x+1)(x-2)(x+4)(3x+7)\)?

A:

$x^4 + 10x^3 + 15x^2 - 50x - 56$

B:

$x^4 + 10x^3 + 15x^2 - 50x + 56$

C:

$3x^4 + 16x^3 + 3x^2 - 66x - 56$

D:

$3x^4 + 16x^3 + 3x^2 - 66x + 56$

Problem 5

Select all polynomial expressions that are equivalent to \(5x^3 +7x - 4x^2 + 5\).

A:

$13x^{5}$

B:

$5x^3 - 4x^2 + 7x + 5$

C:

$5x^3 + 4x \boldcdot 2 + 7x + 5$

D:

$5 + 4x - 7x^2 + 5x^3$

E:

$5 + 7x - 4x^2 + 5x^3$

(From Algebra2, Unit 2, Lesson 2.)

Problem 6

Select all the points which are relative minimums of this graph of a polynomial function.

points A, B, C, D, E, F, G graphed on a function. A and G are on increasing portions. C is on a decreasing portion. relative minimums at D and F. relative maximums at B and E.
A:

Point $A$

B:

Point $B$

C:

Point $C$

D:

Point $D$

E:

Point $E$

F:

Point $F$

G:

Point $G$

(From Algebra2, Unit 2, Lesson 3.)

Problem 7

What are the \(x\)-intercepts of the graph of \(y=(3x+8)(5x-3)(x-1)\)?

(From Algebra2, Unit 2, Lesson 5.)