## Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Algebraic Expressions - 1.3 Exercises: 9

#### Answer

Type: binomial Terms: $5x^3$, 6 Degree: 3

#### Work Step by Step

The type of the polynomial is a monomial if it has one term, a binomial if it has two terms, and a trinomial if it has three terms. This polynomial has 2 terms, therefore it is a binomial. The terms are simply the values separated by plus and minus signs: $5x^3$, 6. The degree is just the highest exponent of the variable in any of the terms, and if no x is present, the degree is 0. Therefore, the degree of this polynomial is 3.

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