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Modeling with Polynomial Functions

Modeling with Polynomial Functions

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Watch the videos below and then complete the quiz on the right.

I can write a polynomial function given a set of points:

Example 1

I can write a function using finite differences and Geogebra:

Example 2

I can model a real-world problem using Geogebra:

Example 3