Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Introduction to Polynomials - Exercise Set - Page 363: 2


2$x^{2}$-x+4 Term: 2$x^{2}$ , Coefficient: 2 Term: -x , Coefficient: -1 Term: 4 , Coefficient: 4

Work Step by Step

The coefficient is the numerical part of a term, so for each term, you must look for the number. The coefficient of -x is -1 because even though there is no visible number, there is always an implied 1 before any isolated variable, so -x = -1x.
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