# How do you describe the end behavior of a cubic function?

##### 1 Answer

The end behavior of cubic functions, or any function with an overall odd degree, go in opposite directions.

#### Explanation:

Cubic functions are functions with a degree of 3 (hence *cubic* ), which is odd. Linear functions and functions with odd degrees have opposite end behaviors. The format of writing this is:

For example, for the picture below, as x goes to

graph{x^3 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

Here is an example of a flipped cubic function, graph{-x^3 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

Just as the parent function (

The end behavior of this graph is:

Even linear functions go in opposite directions, which makes sense considering their degree is an odd number: 1.