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Math - quick question

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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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    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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    thank you.

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    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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