# SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 891: Answer and Explanation

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**Question: 891**

**6.** If a function *p*(*x*) has four distinct zeros, which of the following could represent the entire graphof *p* in a standard coordinate plane?

- A.
- B.
- C.
- D.

**Correct Answer:** D

**Explanation:**

**D**

**Difficulty:** Easy

**Category:** Passport to Advanced Math / Exponents

**Strategic Advice:** The *zeros* of a function are the same as its roots or solutions. Graphically, the zeros are the *x*-intercepts. *Distinct zeros* mean different values of *x*.

**Getting to the Answer:** You are looking for the graph that has four different *x*-intercepts, or in other words, crosses through the *x*-axis four times, which is the graph in (D). Note that the graphs in A and C have two distinct zeros, and the graph in B has three.