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Drawing graphs

Important features of non-linear graphs

Key features include:

  • \(x\) and \(y\) – intercepts - where the graph crosses each axis (as with linear graphs)
  • turning point(s) (important for non-linear/curved graphs)

For example for the curve below:

Key Points

  • The \(x\)-intercepts are at \((-3,0)\), \((1,0)\) and \((2,0)\)
  • The \(y\)-intercept is at \((0,6)\)
  • The turning points are approximately \((-1.527, 13.128)\) and \((1.527, -1.128)\)