# graph question

• Nov 13th 2008, 05:27 AM
graph question
Greetings all,

Have a hard time with a homework question with this graph:

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/robor/graph6.jpg

The problem states: Consider the section of the function shown below.

a) How many distinct (different) real zeros does the function have? ___

b) Approximate their values. _____

c) If the degree of the function is known to be 6, then state how many real zeros and how many complex zeros it would have.
Complex zeros. _____
Real Zeros. _____

d) Is it possible that this is a portion of a 7th degree function? why?

That is a lot of question that I am baffled on. Some direction or steps would be great if possible.
• Nov 13th 2008, 07:54 AM
masters
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Greetings all,

Have a hard time with a homework question with this graph:

http://i392.photobucket.com/albums/pp5/robor/graph6.jpg

The problem states: Consider the section of the function shown below.

a) How many distinct (different) real zeros does the function have? ___

Tangent to x-axis = negative double root
2 positive real roots

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b) Approximate their values. _____

Look at the graph.
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