# Chapter 2 - Graphs and Functions - 2.3 Functions - 2.3 Exercises - Page 218: 89

(a) increasing at: $(-\infty, -2) \cup (2, +\infty)$ (b) decreasing at: $(-2, 2)$ (c) none

#### Work Step by Step

(a) The graph is rising from the left up to $x=-2$ as well as from $x=2$ to the right. Thus, the function is increasing in the interval $(-\infty, -2) \cup (2, +\infty)$. (b) The graph is falling from $x=-2$ to $x=2$. Thus, the function is decreasing in the interval $(-2, 2)$. (c) The graph has no interval where its value is constant.

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.