Make sure to do similar problems (such as from the book)
until you are
comfortable with that type of problem!
Answer the following questions (1 5) based on the polynomial P(x) 1. Find P(5) =
__2___ 
5. What are the (x,y) coordinates of the absolute maximum:
__
(4.5, 2.25)_____
6. The length of a rectangular box is 1 inch more than twice the height of the
box, and the width is 3 inches more than the height. If the volume of the
box is 126 cubic inches, find the dimensions of the box.
Answer: height = 3 inches, width = 6 inches, length = 7 inches
7. Let P(x) = x^{4} + x^{3}  x^{2} + x – 2.
a. Find all the zeros of P(x).
Answer: 1, 2, i, i
b. Completely factor P(x) into a product of linear terms.
Answer: (x1)(x+2)(xi)(x+i)
8. Given
a. Use either long division or synthetic division to show that (x+2) is a
linear factor of P(x).
b. Show that (x+2) is a linear factor of P(x) without using division (hint:
it’s a Theorem).
Answer: P(2) = 0 (factor thm P.317).
c. Use your results to rewrite P(x) as a product of two factors, one linear
and one nonlinear:
Answer: P(x) = (x+2) (x^{2} +2x 15)
9. Given has a zero "3" with multiplicity
two.
Find the other zeros (real or imaginary). Show your work.
Answer: 3i and 3i.
10. Write a third degree polynomial with zeros 4i and 2 in standard form.
One possible Answer:
.
Explanation (nov. 24, 5:30pm) Since 4i and 2 are both roots of the
polynomial,
x4i and x2 are both factors of the polynomial, this only gives us a second
degree polynomial though. I
11. The graph of P(x) is shown below. a. Write a polynomial in factored form that has the same general shape and the same zeros. One possible answer: (x+3)^{2}(x1)(x4) b. What is the degree of P(x)? _ 4 ___ 
12. Given :
a. What is the degree of P(x)? __ 5 __
b. What are the zeros of P(x)? __ 2 and 5 _______
c. What is the multiplicity of each zero? 2 has mult. 4 and 5 has mult. 1
d. What is the end behavior of P(x)? up to the left and down to the right
e. Where does P(x) cross the xaxis, if at all? __ at x=5 _____
f. Where does P(x) bounce off the xaxis, if at all? _ at x = 2 ___
13. For each of the functions below determine the horizontal and vertical
asymptotes. If none exist, then write “none”.
Horizontal asymptote: 
xaxis  y = 3  None 
Vertical asymptote: 
x = 3 and x = 5  x = 1/2  yaxis 
Graph f(x): Use a dotted line to indicate
any asymptotes!
Answer: horizontal asymptote at y=1, vertical
symptote at x=3 (graph on
calculator to check – make sure you label key points!)
14. Find the exact polynomial that matches the graph exactly, i.e. it passes through the point (4,12) and has the same zeros. Answer: Explanation (nov. 24, 6pm) Since the real roots are 3, 1, and 4, the polynomial has the factors (x+3), (x1), and (x4). Since it bounces off at 3, the root 3 has even multiplicity (p. 331). We are told that the equation of the polynomial should have the exact same zeros as the graph. Also, 

this graph has the shape of a 4^{th} degree polynomial. Since 3
has even multiplicity, and we have 3 roots so far, 3 must have multiplicity 2. Therefore, our polynomial has the factors (x+3)^{2}, (x1), and (x4). We are almost there… we cannot quite conclude that our polynomial is (x+3)^{2}(x1)(x4) because we need to make sure it goes through the point (4,12). So our polynomial may have a leading coefficient of something other than 1. That is our polynomial is of the form p(x)=c(x+3)^{2}(x1)(x4), where c is a constant to be determined. Since it goes through the point (4,12), we know that p(4)=12. Plugging in 4 for x and setting it all equal to 12 then solving for c gives that c =3/10. So p(x)=(3/10)*(x+3)^{2}(x1)(x4) and multiplying out these factors gives the answer above. 
15. Match each function with its graph. Record the letter
of the graph next to the
function.
16. Complete the table below by changing the form of the equation.
Exponential Form  Logarithmic Form 
Ans: log (1) = x  
Ans: 
17. Write as a single logarithm with a coefficient of 1. Box answer.
Answer:
18. Write the logarithm in terms of logarithms x, y, and z. Box answer.
Answer:
19. Name that inverse! (Find the inverse of each function.)
20. Calculate without
a calculator.
Answer: 21/2