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Eye color is determined by genetic combination. Let R represent the gene for brown eyes and l represent the gene for blue eyes. Any gene combination including R results in brown eyes. Consider the offspring of a parent with a homozygous brown-eyed, RR gene combination and a parent with a heterozygous brown-eyed, Rl, gene combination.

Show how you could use a polynomial to model the possible genetic combinations of the offspring.

There are several other questions that come with the passage, but I can probably do them once I figure out the polynomial part, which I am seriously stuck on. Thanks in advance for any help :)

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    Since the homozygous parent can only give R, the heterozygous parent determines the genotype, 50% RR and 50% RI.

    In mathematics, a polynomial is an expression of finite length constructed from variables (also called indeterminates) and constants, using only the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and non-negative integer exponents.

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    um, yeah, I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you are saying, please simplify and speak english.

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