The polynomial f(x) has degree 3. If f(-1) = 15, f(0)= 0, f(1) = -5, and f(2) = 12, then what are the x-intercepts of the graph of f?
I have not worked through this qustion but I'd start with the generic polynomial
Then start substituting so see if you can get any of those coefficients.
Starrt with f(0)=0
You will probably end up with a couple of equations that you will need to solve simultaneously.
See how you go and post what you find for yourself.
If you then need more help then continue this thread.
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It has no constant because f(0)=0
divide by 4
compare for x intercepts
I've figured out the answer to the question. I just had to do some substitution with the equations. The x-intercepts are (-4,0), (0,0) and (1.5,0). =)