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Ch 11: Quadratics & Higher Order Polynomials

About This Chapter

Let us help you strengthen your knowledge of quadratics and higher order polynomials with fun lessons. This chapter takes a close look at steps involved in factoring, graphing and solving quadratic equations and inequalities.

Quadratics & Higher Order Polynomials - Chapter Summary

Feel confident that you fully understand quadratics and higher order polynomials by reviewing the lessons in this comprehensive chapter. Each one explores a new and exciting concept to help you develop or refresh the skills you need to perform operations on quadratic functions, inequalities and equations. Review the lessons in any sequence you desire. In no time, you will be prepared to:

  • Factor quadratic equations using the FOIL method in reverse
  • Demonstrate how to factor quadratic equations with a non-1 leading coefficient
  • Graph and solve quadratic inequalities, and graph a system of quadratic inequalities
  • Display an ability to apply quadratic functions to motion under gravity and simple optimization problems
  • Model a given data set or situation using quadratic formulas
  • Define cubic functions and describe their use

Tailor the resources in this chapter to your personal learning and studying needs. Review the lessons anytime and from anywhere via your computer, smartphone or tablet. Before, during or after exploring lessons, assess your knowledge of quadratics and higher order polynomials by taking short quizzes. If you need additional details about any lesson topic, feel free to submit your questions to our experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Quadratics & Higher Order Polynomials
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

1. How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

So, you know how to multiply binomials with the FOIL method, but can you do it backwards? That's exactly what factoring is, and it can be pretty tricky. Check out this lesson to learn a method that will allow you to factor quadratic trinomials with a leading coefficient of 1.

Factoring Quadratic Equations: Polynomial Problems with a Non-1 Leading Coefficient

2. Factoring Quadratic Equations: Polynomial Problems with a Non-1 Leading Coefficient

Once you get good at factoring quadratics with 1x squared in the front of the expression, it's time to try ones with numbers other than 1. It will be the same general idea, but there are a few extra steps to learn. Do that here!

Graphing & Solving Quadratic Inequalities: Examples & Process

3. Graphing & Solving Quadratic Inequalities: Examples & Process

When you finish watching this video lesson, you will be able to graph and solve your own quadratic inequality. Learn what steps you need to take and what to watch for.

Graphing a System of Quadratic Inequalities: Examples & Process

4. Graphing a System of Quadratic Inequalities: Examples & Process

What is a system of quadratic inequalities? What are the steps to graphing them? Find the answers to these questions by watching this video lesson. When you finish, you will be able to graph these yourself.

Applying Quadratic Functions to Motion Under Gravity & Simple Optimization Problems

5. Applying Quadratic Functions to Motion Under Gravity & Simple Optimization Problems

Quadratic functions are very useful in the real world. Watch this video lesson and learn how these functions are used to model real world events such as a falling ball.

Using Quadratic Functions to Model a Given Data Set or Situation

6. Using Quadratic Functions to Model a Given Data Set or Situation

Watch this video lesson to learn how quadratic functions are used to model situations and data gathered from real world scenarios. See how our function fits our data and situation well.

Cubic Function: Definition, Formula & Examples

7. Cubic Function: Definition, Formula & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore a specific function called a cubic function in mathematics. We'll define this type of function and look at some various examples involving cubic functions to help us to understand what cubic functions look like and how they can be used.

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