One of the zeros of a polynomial function is 1. After translating the graph of the function left 2 units, 1 is a zero of the new function. What do you know about the original function?
2. At liftoff, the space shuttle Discovery has a constant acceleration, a, of 16.4 feet per second squared. The function
can be used to determine the distance from Earth for each time interval, t, after takeoff
a. Find its distance from Earth after 30 seconds, 1 minute, and 2 minutes.
b. Study the pattern of answers to part a. If the time the space shuttle is in flight doubles, how does the distance from Earth change? Explain