Algebra 2

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The Question(s)::
Write the polynomial
2-2x+5x^2-2x^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 -

    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 -

    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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