Overview of Intermediate Value Theorem

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In this lesson, we learn about the intermediate value theorem and how it's helpful in finding values between two given points on a continuous graph. By using the example of a graph for the function x cubed minus x squared plus one, we see how the theorem can be applied to prove the existence of a zero between two points. This theorem is useful in solving problems where we need to find a point between two values on a continuous graph.

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Overview Intermediate Value Theorem

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How is this theorem useful?
  • Is there a solution to x³-x²+1=0?