## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - 8-1 Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - Got It? - Page 487: 3

#### Answer

a.$\qquad 8x^{2}+2x-3$ b. The leading term has the highest exponent, which gives us the degree of the polynomial.

#### Work Step by Step

a. Place terms in order $2x-3+8x^{2}=8x^{2}+2x-3$ b. The leading term has the highest exponent, which gives us the degree of the polynomial. A polynomial of degree 2 is called quadratic, a polynomial of degree 3 is called cubic, a polynomial of degree 4 is called quartic, etc.

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