Precalculus (6th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-13421-742-0

Chapter 2 - Graphs and Functions - 2.1 Rectangular Coordinates and Graphs - 2.1 Exercises - Page 192: 7



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If there exists an x-intercept, the y-coordinate of that point must be zero. But, if y=0, $x^{2}+2=0\qquad/-2$ $x^{2}=-2$ which is not possible (a square of a real number can not be negative). There is no such x. So, there is no x-intercept.
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