# 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)?

• Math - quick question -

Yes, it tells us how steep the graph would be.

f(x) = 2x²+x+3 would be steeper than
f(x) = x²+x+3
In addition, the zeroes would change in position.

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