Roots/Zeroes

carebear

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What is the difference between roots, zeroes, and x-intercepts? They seem like the same thing.

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DrSteve

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They're essentially the same.

A root of a function f is a number x such that f(x)=0.
A zero is the same thing.
An x-intercept is a point on a graph of the form (x,0).
 
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