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    Write a polynomial with

    A degree of 5, leading coefficient of two, and zero's of -2, -1, 0, 1, 5.

    Well I'm not sure what to do. I think the end constant is 10, but I'm not sure what goes in between.
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    Okay....

    Here's a hint:

    If I wanted to write a polynomial of degree 2, with leading coefficient 3, that has zeros at 4 and -9, I would do this:

    3(x - 4)(x + 9)

    then expand.

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    Nice hint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    Okay....

    Here's a hint:

    If I wanted to write a polynomial of degree 2, with leading coefficient 3, that has zeros at 4 and -9, I would do this:

    3(x - 4)(x + 9)

    then expand.
    REALLY good hint!

    So i'd set up 3x(x+2)(x+1)(x-1)(x-5) and expand. Y'all can do the fun part.

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