my teacher wont teach the material in the way i can absorb it(learning disability) so I'm trying to teach myself so i can pass...please help.thanks
Are you using equations to find the x-intercepts (zeros) of the function or are you trying to go between standard form and factored form? Does this question refer to all polynomials or just to squares?
Writing a polynomial in factored form when given the x-intercepts (zeros) of an equation, and their multiplicity:
If a= coefficient, n1= first x-intercept (zero), n2= second x-intercept (zero), etc.
When an x-intercept (zero) has a multiplicity that becomes the exponent. For example: if n1 has a multiplicity of 3, you would write the equation above as:
Note that the exponent is OUTSIDE the parentheses.
If you had a different question, please let me know and post an example from your homework of textbook, so that I can answer your exact question.