I do not know where to start
I do not know where to start
The easiest way to do this question is to substitute values for x and that will give you y.
Example: If x =1 Y= 2(1)-7 = -5 If x = 2 Y=-3 etc.
1. Find the domain
2. Find the intercepts by x=0, so y=-7 and vice versa y=0 x=7/2
3. Symmetry (even/odd function) f(-x)
4. Asymptotes
- vertical (find a value that provides non 0 in the numerator and 0 in denominator)
- horizontal (limit as x tend to +/- infinity)
- oblique (by long division, if appropriate)
And be aware that polynomial functions don't have asymptotes!!
5. Increasing/decreasing intervals, max/min and critical points by finding the first derivative
6. Concavity, point of inflection (if occur) by finding the second derivative
7. Sketch the graph by plotting all the points
I understand your desire to help, Semo....but what you have said here is quite simply incorrect, and will probably only serve to confuse the original poster.
Please review the "slope-intercept form" for the equation of a line. The "intercept" in that equation is the y-intercept, not the x-intercept.
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