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Problem 69 Hard Difficulty

Find a cubic function $ y = ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d $ whose graph has horizontal tangent at the points (-2, 6) and (2, 0).


$$y=\frac{3}{16} x^{3}-\frac{9}{4} x+3$$

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