Behavior of Polynomial Functions for Large Values of x: Figure 15-3g shows f(x) = x3 7x2 + 10x + 2 (solid) and g(x) = x3 (dashed) The graph on the right is zoomed out by a factor of 4 in the x-direction and by a factor of 64 (equal to 43) in the y-direction. Figure 15-3g a. Plot the two graphs on your grapher with a window as shown in the graph on the left. Set the zoom factors on your grapher to 4 in the x-direction and 64 in the y-direction. Then zoom out by these factors. Does the result resemble the graph on the right in Figure 15-3g? b. Zoom out again by the same factors. Sketch the resulting graphs. c. What do you notice about the shapes of the two graphs as you zoom out farther and farther? Can you still see the intercepts and vertices of the f graph? What do you think is the reason for saying that the highestdegree term dominates the function for large values of x?

MKTG 3650 Foundations of Marketing Practice Segmentation, T arget Marketing, and Positioning Market Segmentation, a Prerequisite to Success When engaging in market segmentation, Firms deliberately aggregate “similar” consumer or business consumers. Specifically, Firms divide: o Larger groups of potential customers into smaller groups of actual or potential B2B or B2C customers. o More heterogeneous groups into more homogenous groups of potential or actual B2C or B2B customers. o Larger masses of potential or actual customers who are less alike into smaller collections of potential or actual customers who are more alike.