Solving polynomials

We solve polynomials algebraically in order to determine the roots - where a curve cuts the \(x\)-axis.

A root of a polynomial function, \(f(x)\), is a value for \(x\) for which \(f(x) = 0\).

We can be asked to solve polynomial expressions by the following methods:

  • Solve \(f(x) = 0\)
  • Find the roots of \(f(x)\)
  • Find where \(f(x)\) cuts the \(x\)-axis