Algebra 2 Common Core

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ISBN 10: 0133186024
ISBN 13: 978-0-13318-602-4

Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - 5-2 Polynomials, Linear Factors, and Zeros - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 61

Answer

Standard form: $-3x^5+3x^2-1$ Degree = 5 Number of terms = 3 This polynomial is a quintic trinomial.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: A polynomial is written in standard form if its terms are arranged in descending degree. Simplify the given expression and write the polynomial in standard form: $-3x^5+2x^2+x^2-1 \\=-3x^5+3x^2-1.$ This polynomial has a degree of 5 and it has three terms. Thus, it is a quintic trinomial.
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