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    i am online school , yes i can figure stuff out from the first two, can you please go over the last one?
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    Ok so you've figured out that a factor with power 1 (x+1) for example will cut the x axis.

    A factor with power 2 (x+1)^2 for example will touch the x axis and turn back (otherwise known as a turning point)

    So therefore a factor with power 3 (x+1)^3 for example will have a point of inflection on the x axis.

    Now that I've told you this. Please experiment with this concept to get a good grasp on it. Go graph some graphs that have all these different types of factors

    for example:

    y=(x+1)(x+2)^2(x+3)^3

    You will find that the graph will cut at -1, touch and turn at -2 and have a point of inflection at -3. Please try it yourself
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    Wooww, thanks so much i actually get it, going over everything and graphing a couple i now understan , thanks alot!

    God bless you
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