Posted by **zach w** on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 3:45pm.

find the intercept of the equation

(x+6)^2(x-1)^2 does this crosses the x axis the smaller or touches the x axis or does it touch at the larger x intercept or crosses the larger

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**Steve**, Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 4:49pm
y is never negative

since y=0 at x=-6 and x=1, it touches the x-axis there, but does not cross it.

the graph just touches the x-axis at roots of even multiplicity, since it does not change sign there.

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