# Thread: properties of a function

1. ## 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

2. 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?

3. 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

4. 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.

5. graph attached ...

6. 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

7. 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.