precalcdummy wrote:I am having problems using my calculator correctly for hese problems.
The "table" you can do by hand: pick x-values, plug them in, solve for the corresponding y-values. The
domain you already know, since every polynomial is defined for "all real numbers". From what you know about
the graphs of cubic functions, you know the range: "all real numbers". The x- and y-
intercepts you can easily find by solving. The only part for which you'd "need" your calculator is the turning points.
To learn how to enter the function, graph it, and "trace" the curve (perhaps "zooming in" to see bits of it better) on your calculator, try reading the chapter in the owners manual on "graphing". If you've lost your manual, you should be able to download a copy from the manufacturer's web site.