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Picture in comment, Medal and fan. :) a. What is the least possible degree of the polynomial function ? b. What is the sign of the leading coefficient ? c. How many turning points does the graph show? d. What is the y-intercept of the graph? e. Describe the end behavior of the graph.

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    Let's answer c first. The turning points are where the function changes direction. How many times does it do that?

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    twice?

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    yes. now go back and do A. The least possible degree is 1 more than the number of turning points

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    awesome :D okay, so does it make it 2?

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    the turning points are 2. the degree is 3 and then for b. use this|dw:1441912816258:dw|

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    okay :) so then that would be Odd Degree, Negative coeff?

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    yes the leading coefficient is negative

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    awesome! :D this is helpful can you help me with the last two?

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    the y-intercept is where it crosses the y-axis. Just pick the point off the graph

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    and e?

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    Thank you Peachpi :) I'll just put something for E :D

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    the end behavior you can tell from just the degree and the leading coefficient from the graph. The left end is going down so y is approaching -∞ as x gets smaller and the right end is going up so y is approaching ∞ as x gets larger

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