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1-132.

For which values of *x* is *y* increasing, and for which values of *x* is *y* decreasing?

Increases when *x* < −3 and *x* >2, decreases when −3 < *x* < 2.

See the hint in part (a).

Describe the shape of the graph where the function is decreasing? Is it curvy or linear? Is it steep or smooth or does it change?