Math  quick question
posted by Sami .
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)?

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 
thank you.

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