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Find the limits as $ x \to \infty $ and as $ x \to -\infty $. Use this information, together with intercepts, to give a rough sketch of the graph as in Example 12.

$ y = (3 - x)(1 + x)^2(1 - x)^4 $

$\lim _{x \rightarrow-\infty} f(x)=\infty$

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