# 10 – Polynomials

• Testing our limits is part of human nature.
• How far could you throw this ball?
• What if you were stronger?
• What if the object were heavier, like a shot put, or much larger, like a pumpkin?
• What if you could build a machine to launch the pumpkin?
• Could you shatter the world record?
• How could you predict where it would land?
• In cases such as these, a working knowledge of polynomials comes in handy, because graphs of polynomials are often used to model real-world limits.