So, in order to solve this, you have to understand what a root is. You tell me: what is a root?
My understanding of a root was that it was a number or fraction that when plugged in for something like x or y, would satisfy the equation such as y=mx+b right?
Right. In this context, the equation that must be satisfied is What does this look like on a graph?
Wait, what does look like on a graph, or what do the roots x= -7/2 and x=1/2. If you mean the former, doesn't a function usually appear as a parabola, like in the answers above?
Let's say you have a function, call it . This is any ol' function, not necessarily a parabola. Could be a straight line, could be a parabola, could be a sine wave, etc. Let's say it has a "root" at Graphically, what is happening to at ?
Let's say you have a function, call it . This is any ol' function, not necessarily a parabola. Could be a straight line, could be a parabola, could be a sine wave, etc. Let's say it has a "root" at Graphically, what is happening to at ?
To be honest, I'm teaching myself about all this function stuff, so please be patient with me. :P
Graphically, that means a line would be going straight through (3,0) if I understand the question correctly.