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MATH 1111 - College Algebra: 4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions

4.2 Graphing Polynomial Functions

At the end of this section students will be able to:

  • Determine the end behavior of a polynomial function
  • Determine the behavior at zeros of the graph of a polynomial function
  • Sketch the graph of a polynomial function

Required Reading

3.1 Graphs of Polynomials

Stitz-Zeager College Algebra - pages 235-245

Practice Exercises

Stitz-Zeager College Algebra - pages 246

Answers to practice exercises can be found on pages 250-253.


Supplemental Resources

Graphs of Polynomial Functions (tutorial): West Texas A&M University Virtual Math Lab (College Algebra Tutorial 35)


Finding the End Behavior of a Polynomial Function:


Sketching the Graph of Polynomial Functions: