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Consider the leading term of the polynomial function. What is the end behavior of the graph? Describe the end behavior and provide the leading term. -3x5 + 9x4 + 5x3 + 3

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  1. anonymous
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    What do you think?

  2. anonymous
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    -3x5?

  3. anonymous
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    Yes correct

  4. anonymous
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    3?

  5. anonymous
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    Idk, I'm confused.

  6. anonymous
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    Since n is odd and a is negative the end behavior is up and down

  7. anonymous
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    3 = odd

  8. anonymous
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    Where did you get n and a from?

  9. anonymous
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    n = 3 a = -3

  10. anonymous
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    Oh okay, so how do we find the end behavior?

  11. anonymous
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    Great link that describes end behavior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbSJHr-fg7I

  12. anonymous
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    Ok, can you still help me with the question? @Nixy

  13. anonymous
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    As you plugin positive numbers for x what happens? If you start with 0 for x the graph will go up but since we have a - for a and and odd for n (3) it will first go up starting at 0 and then it will start going down at some point. That is why the answer is Since n is odd and a is negative the end behavior is up and down

  14. anonymous
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    So as x -> infinity, it will go up and then down

  15. anonymous
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    So the end behavior is....?

  16. anonymous
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    Up and down?

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