Posted by **Sami** on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:13pm.

in a polynomail function, does the leading coeeficient do anything else than tell you the direction of the graph (i.e. whether it's inverted or not)?

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:32pm
It also affects the rate at which the graph is rising or falling.

e.g. y = 5x^2 + 6x has a greater "slope" than

y = 2x^2 + 6x

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**Sami**, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:44pm
thank you.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 10:50pm
I just noticed that you had posted this same question before and it had been answered

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1254273903

You should go back and check on the status of your question that you posted.

Mark down the time you originally posted it, that way it is not hard to find.

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