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**Jhevon** Why did you plug in -1 for x? I don't follow your reasoning. Plugging in 0 does result in positive 1, which is the y-intercept. You were correct in finding the minimum, now your next objective is to find the intercepts. For the x-intercept you plug in y=0, ALWAYS, and for the y-intercept, you plug in x=0, ALWAYS. If you prefer, you can write the x-intercepts as decimal expansions, but it makes no difference: (-3.732, 0) and (-0.268, 0).

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