Polynomial and Rational Functions


  • Chapter 5 of the textbook (Abramson, J. (2017). Algebra and trigonometry. OpenStax, TX: Rice University. Retrieved from https://openstax.org/details/books/algebra-and-trigonometry)
For the discussion post:
  • Polynomial and rational functions can be used to model a wide variety of phenomena of science, technology, and everyday life.
  • Choose one of these sectors and give an example of a polynomial or rational function modeling a situation in that sector. [Hint: see the examples and exercises in the book.]
  • Go to www.desmos.com/calculator, write your equation, or function, and develop your explanation using the properties of graphs.

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