Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Factoring - 5.1 Introduction to Factoring - 5.1 Exercise Set: 1

Answer

False

Work Step by Step

The statement states that the largest common factor of a polynomial is always the same degree as the polynomial itself. Let us take for example $x^4-4x^2$. This is has a common factor of $x^2$ which does not have a degree of 4.
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