C carebear New member Joined Aug 30, 2010 Messages 45 Dec 8, 2010 #1 What is the difference between roots, zeroes, and x-intercepts? They seem like the same thing. Thanks

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

D DrSteve Banned Joined Nov 14, 2010 Messages 87 Dec 8, 2010 #2 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).

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).