Leading Coefficients and End Behavior
- Mark Beckwith
A polynomial function is graphed below. Based on the shape of the function, determine whether the value of the leading coefficient is positive or negative, and determine whether the degree of the function is even or odd. To get a better view of the function, use pan and zoom features; the Center at Origin button will return the view to the origin. Use the New Function button to view the graph of a new polynomial function.