Posted by Rae on Monday, November 5, 2007 at 9:04pm.
The Question(s)::
Write the polynomial
22x+5x^22x^5
in standard form.
a.) What is its degree?
b.)What is the leading coefficient?
I missed this lesson in class. It's very confusing. Could someone please explain what to do?
Much appreciated,
Rae

Algebra 2  bobpursley, Monday, November 5, 2007 at 9:13pm
Rewrite the polynomial with the highest degree first, in descending degrees.
Degree means the power of x, in a polynomial, one means the highest power of x when discussing degree.

Algebra 2  Rae, Monday, November 5, 2007 at 9:21pm
Thanks!
So, is the degree the highest exponent?
For some reason, I keep thinking it's five.
But, I might be wrong.
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