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Characteristics of a certain degree polynomial.

  1. May 17, 2013 #1
    I have asked a similar question but it wasn't answered fully so here it goes. Why is it that you only need two points to find a linear equation, three for a quadratic and so on. What determines this and is this determined because of the characteristics of these different degree polynomials?
     
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  3. May 17, 2013 #2

    Mark44

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    Please carefully read what I posted in the other thread you started, here - https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=691972.

    If you have questions about what I wrote, reply in that thread - don't start a new thread for the same question.

    I am closing this thread.
     
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