Algebra 2 Common Core

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

Chapter 5 - Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - 5-1 Polynomial Functions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 287: 61


Standard form: $-2x^3$ Degree = 3 Number of terms = 1 Thus, the polynomial is a cubic monomial.

Work Step by Step

Distribute $x^2$ to have: $=3x^4-2x^3-3x^4$ Combine like terms to have $\\(3x^4-3x^4)-2x^3 \\=0 - 2x^3 \\=-2x^3$. This polynomial has degree 3 and has one term. Thus, it is s cubic monomial.
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