College algebra CHAPTER 3
Find for each:
1. Horizontal moves (x)
2. Vertical moves(y)
3. Vertex
4. Up or down positive or negative
5. write the probable equation
6. What is the maximum/minimum value of the function ?
Completing the Square Warm Up:
1. Look at the previous and fill in the blanks without
factoring:
so,
Vertex formula
Zero factor property




Square root property (one x) 




Quadratic formula ( two x ’s)




Discriminant  






for r 
for c 
for v 



Solving quadratic inequalities

This is when infinitely many
solutions occur

This is when a no solution occurs


Check with x = 0 
Check with x = 0 
Let's look at this one graphically
Let's look at this one graphically
THE
SUM OF TWO POSITIVE NUMBERS

So we basically have the following:
a) If one number is x , then the other number is __________________
b) The restriction on x is:
c) The function that represents the product of the two numbers is:
d) Find the maximum for the function and the
two numbers.
A farmer wishes to enclose a rectangular region
bordering a river with fencing, as shown in the diagram.
Suppose that x represents the length of each of the three parallel
pieces of fencing. She has 600 feet of
fencing available.
i) Finish the equation y + = 600
Solve for y =_________________
a) If the length of each of the three parallel pieces is x,
then the length of the remaining side in terms of x is:
b) The restriction on x is:
c) The function that represents the area of the
fenced region is: A= L times W = ______ times __________
d) Find the maximum area and the dimensions .
e) What would the dimensions be for an area of
22,500 square ft?
A piece of sheet metal is 2.5 times as long as it is wide. It is
to be made into a box with an open top by cutting 3
inch squares from each corner and folding up the sides. Let x
represent the width of the original piece of sheet
metal.
a) The restriction on x is x > 6 why?
b) Determine a function that represents the volume:
c) For what value of x will the volume of the box be 600?
e) For what value of x will the volume of the box be 800?
d) For what values of x will the volume of the box be between 600 and
800?
A kite is flying on 50 ft of string. How high
is it above the ground if its height is 10 feet more than the
horizontal distance from the person flying it? Assume the string is
being held at ground level.

When Respect Brings Success charges
$600 for a seminar on management techniques, it attracts 1000
people.
For each decrease of $20 in the charge, an additional 100
people will attend the seminar. Let x represent the
number of $20 decreases in the charge.
a) Determine a revenue function R that will give revenue generated as a
function of x, the number of $20
decreases.
Revenue= Price X Number Sold
b) Find the value of x that maximizes the revenue.
What should the company charge to maximize the revenue?
c) What is the maximum revenue the company can generate?
Graphing Polynomials

Draw the end behavior
+ leading coefficient , odd degree 
+leading coefficient, even degree 
 leading coefficient, odd degree 
 leading coefficient, even degree 
EXTREMA
Local maxima the highest point at a peak.
Local Minimathe lowest point at a valley
Turning Point
Degree give the number of possible xintercepts
Copy the graph from your calculator and locate and
label the local maxima and minima.

Absolute Maxima the highest
point at a peak is also the highest point on the graph.
Absolute Minimathe lowest point at a valley is also the lowest point
on the graph.
If there is an absolute maximum and/or minimum , then label them. 
What are the xintercepts?
Dividing by polynomials
Steps :
1)
2)
3)
4) 
Synthetic division only when dividing
with the form of x – r.

Find P(3) 
divide

Find P(2) 
divide

Find P(0.5) 
divide

Remainder Theorem:
If a polynomial P (x) is divided by xk, the remainder is equal to
P(k). 
Find P(2) 
divide

if x=2 then
if x=3 then
We call 2 and 3 Zeros of

Determine if 3 is a zero of
, use synthetic and the remainder
theorem
This means that if 3 is a zero of
Then the factored form of would
partially be
What would go into the parenthesis ?
How would you find the remaining portion?
If one of the zeros is 5, then what
are the others?



Intermediate Value Theorem
If one value of the polynomial is negative and one value is positive,
then there is zero
between those two values.
Review: 
If
one of the zeros is 1i, then what are the others?
The degree of the polynomial is __________. Which means there are
_________
possible distinct roots( they could repeat).


If
one of the zeros is5i, then what are the
others?
The degree of the polynomial is __________. Which means there are
_________
possible distinct roots( they could repeat).


Find a polynomial of degree 3 that
has the following conditions:
(don't forget the constant) 
1) Zeros of 3, 1, and 4

2) Zeros of 3, 1, and 4. P(2)=5 
1) Zeros of 2 and 3i 
2) Zeros of 2 and 3i . P(0)=  36 
1) Zeros of
, and 3
Finding Possible zeros.
Multiply
Zeros are 
If one of the zeros is5i, then what are the others?
What are the possible Zeros?
Last number____. Factors of last number__________________________
First number____. Factors of first number__________________________
Factor
P(x) ______________________


Graphing Polynomials By Hand 
End behavior? ___________
Zeros?___________

End behavior? ___________
Zeros?___________

Solve. Find some of the zeros
graphically?
Solve. Find some of the zeros graphically?

Graphing Polynomials By Hand and
answer the questions 


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