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How can you make up a polynomial that:

- crosses the x-axis at -2

- just touches the x-axis at 1 ("touch" as the graph y=x^2 would only touch, not cross, the x-axis)

- and is above the x-axis between -2 and 1.

I know there must be equations that are not cubic that satisfy these conditions. Oh and the graph contains no additional contact with the x-axis. How would you create the equation? Please help^^

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# Homework Help: Creating a non-cubic polynomial

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