Math III. October 22 nd , 2012. Zeroes and their Multiplicity. Multiplicity refers to the number of times a factor appears in a polynomial. Example 1: (x - 3)(x + 2). Zeroes : each occur only once in the polynomial, so they have a multiplicity of __________.
October 22nd, 2012
and x = __________ has a multiplicity of ________________
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If you add their minimum multiplicities, 1+1+1+1+1