Let $C$ be the projective curve with the affine model given by the equation $Y^2=F(X)$, where $F$ is a polynomial in $x$ with degree $d$ over a field $k$ with characteristic not equal to 2. When $d$ is odd, why is $C$ ramified at the point at infinity?
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Hurwitz's formula says