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Algebra 2: Polynomial Functions Synth Div 260


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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 81:23
  • Media: Flash video file
  • Use: Watch Online
  • Access Period: 90 Days
  • Posted: 08/04/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

Algebra 2 (12 Lessons) (12 lessons, $32.67)
Pre Calculus (10 Lessons) (10 lessons, $29.70)
Advanced Algebra (5 Lessons) (5 lessons, $19.80)
Algebra Relations and Functions (5 Lessons) (5 lessons, $19.80)

This 81 minute algebra 2 lesson studies 3rd & 4th degree polynomial functions. The lesson begins with a review of long division of a polynomial by a binomial and then introduces synthetic division. You will learn how to:
- define a polynomial function
- find the remainder using the remainder theorem
- evaluate polynomials
- find a zero of a polynomial function using the factor theorem for example and factor completely and find the zeros of f(x) = x^3 + 4x^2 + x - 6
- factor 3rd & 4th degree polynomial functions
- classify zeros as integral or rational and determine their multiplicities

This lesson contains explanations of the concepts and 18 example questions with step by step solutions plus 6 interactive review questions with solutions.

Lessons that will help you with the fundamentals of this lesson include:
- 130 Long Division of a Polynomial by a Binomial (
- 170 Factoring Polynomials (
- 205 Solving Systems of Linear Equations (

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This is an 80 minute algebra 2 math help lesson.
Reviews long division of a polynomial by a binomial and covers:
- Synthetic division
- Remainder theorem
- Evaluating polynomials
- Factor theorem
- Factoring 3rd and 4th degree polynomials
- Finding integral and rational zeros

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