# properties of a function

• Jul 17th 2009, 11:30 AM
william
properties of a function
for the function $y= -(x-3)^5 (x+1)^4$

state the domain, range, y-intercept, interval of increase and intervals of decrease
• Jul 17th 2009, 11:42 AM
VonNemo19
Quote:

Originally Posted by william
for the function $y= -(x-3)^5 (x+1)^4$

state the domain, range, y-intercept, interval of increase and intervals of decrease

Are trying to do this with algebra?
• Jul 17th 2009, 11:48 AM
william
Quote:

Originally Posted by VonNemo19
Are trying to do this with algebra?

it can be done by graphing or algebra. i graphed it with graphcalc but can't seem to zoom in properly to find out these features
• Jul 17th 2009, 11:58 AM
VonNemo19
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Originally Posted by william
it can be done by graphing or algebra. i graphed it with graphcalc but can't seem to zoom in properly to find out these features

Graph it in the largest possible window yu can, and the go to zoom in. place the curser over a point of interest, and the press enter until you can clearly see the features.
• Jul 17th 2009, 11:58 AM
skeeter
graph attached ...
• Jul 17th 2009, 12:09 PM
VonNemo19
Quote:

Originally Posted by william
it can be done by graphing or algebra. i graphed it with graphcalc but can't seem to zoom in properly to find out these features

Try the window

Xmin=-6
Xmax=6
xscl=1
Ymin=-100000
Ymax=100000
Yscl=10000
• Jul 17th 2009, 12:22 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by VonNemo19
Try the window

Xmin=-6
Xmax=6
xscl=1
Ymin=-100000
Ymax=100000
Yscl=10000

Ymin and Ymax way too large ... results in hidden behavior.

recommend Ymin = -200 and Ymax = 600.