## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

The leading coefficient test says that : -if the leading power is odd and the leading coefficient is positive, the graph falls to the left and rises to the right -if the leading power is odd and the leading coefficient is negative, the graph falls to the right and rises to the left -if the leading power is even and the leading coefficient is positive, the graph falls to the left and falls to the right -if the leading power is even and the leading coefficient is negative, the graph falls to the right and falls to the left Hence here $x^3$'s graph falls to the left and rises to the right. (see graph)