I have a cubic function:
$ y = 3 + 5x + x^2 - x^3$
and am supposed to prove that it goes through the point C with coordinates (3, 0). The question also asked to find 2 of its stationary points which I was able to find by differentiating the cubic equation and setting it to zero.
But I'm not sure how to prove that this graph goes through (3, 0).
These are the only two methods I could think of: 1- Just plug in 3 and 0 and see that it works. 2- Divide the equation by $(x-3)$ and show that there's no remainder.
This is an A'Levels calculus question. What's the right approach to follow here?