We've got one mountain.
The tails both shoot down.
Parabolas can also cross the x-axis TWO times (since their degree is TWO.) This happens when they have extra terms (other stuff added on!)
Fourth degree polynomials get a lot more exciting... If they have extra stuff added on.
|is pretty boring. If you grab a graphing|
|calculator* to graph him, you'll see that he looks a lot like Standard Parabola Guy - but with a wider valley.|
Still, the tails
both shoot up.