 IN MATH: 1. n. a point at which a curve crosses or intersects the x-axis. EXAMPLES BELOW. Think carefully about questions 2, 3, and 4!

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IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above.

APPLICATION: See list 230.

1. State the x-intercept of y = -x + 5.

2. State the roots of 0 = (x-2)(x+3).

3. State the x-intercepts of y = (x-2)(x+3).

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