Numerical value that causes the polynomial to vanish.

### Example

Consider the polynomial *x*² – 7*x* + 12.

The polynomial vanishes when its variable *x* takes on the value of 3 or 4.

Therefore, the numbers 3 and 4 are the zeros of the polynomial.

Numerical value that causes the polynomial to vanish.

Consider the polynomial *x*² – 7*x* + 12.

The polynomial vanishes when its variable *x* takes on the value of 3 or 4.

Therefore, the numbers 3 and 4 are the zeros of the polynomial.