Determining what value "y" will approach eventually I'm having a bit of trouble with an equilibrium problem. The autonomous equation given is: y' = (2y+8)(y-3)(y-8)^3 The first task is to find and classify the stability of each equation, which I've done. Points: y=-4, y=3, y=8 The bit that I am unsure of how to do comes next. a.) If y(8) =-10, to what value will y approach eventually? b.) If y(-4) = 8, to what value will y approach eventually? I've seen it done with direction fields, but I've never really understood those.. I've also heard that there is a way to determine what value y will approach without actually solving the differential equation. Can anyone help?