Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Introduction to Polynomials - Exercise Set - Page 363: 3


-5$x^{4}$ + 3.2$x^{2}$+ x-5 Term: -5$x^{4}$ , Coefficient: -5 Term: 3.2$x^{2}$ , Coefficient: 3.2 Term: x , Coefficient: 1 Term: -5 , Coefficient: -5

Work Step by Step

The coefficient is the numerical part of a term, so you must look for the number in each term. In the term x, there is no visible number, but if a variable is isolated, it is understood that there is a 1 before it, so x=1x, making the coefficient 1.
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