To some people, sketching linear or quadratic equations appear to be a piece of cake, but when it comes to sketching polynomial graphs, we’re talking about “a whole nother” level.
Today, we’ll be running through the process of sketching a polynomial division graph.
First, go ahead and familiarize yourself with the word “polynomial”. As a mathematical term, polynomial refers to an expression of more than two algebraic terms.
Here comes the sketching procedure:
- Factor the polynomials
- Find Vertical Asymptotes
- Find Horizontal Asymptotes
- Solve for Y-intercept
- Solve for zeros
We will use the expression below as an exemplar.