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Basic Polynomial Graphs  Problem 4
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
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The idea of end behavior, or what the y values do as x gets really big to the right or really negative to the left, is a key idea as you move into higher math all the way through calculus. The ends of any even degree polynomial will look like y = x^2 or y =  x^2 in terms of how both ends will go up or both go down. The ends of any odd degree polynomial will look like y = x^3 or y =  x^3 in terms of how one "arm" will go up and the other go down. Note that the degree and positive/negative leading coefficient both are considered when finding end behavior.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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Basic Polynomial Graphs
Problem 1 4,444 viewsGraph:
f(x) = x² 
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Problem 2 4,135 viewsGraph:
f(x) = x³ 
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Problem 3 3,944 viewsGraph:
f(x) = x⁴ 
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Problem 5 991 views 
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