Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 5 Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - 5.2 Evaluate and Graph Polynomial Functions - 5.2 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 342: 41

Answer

The graph is attached.

Work Step by Step

In order to graph the polynomial function, we first look at the power of the term with the highest power as well as the coefficient in front of that term. This will tell us the shape of the graph. We then look at any other terms in the polynomial to identify shifts and other changes to the general shape of the curve.
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