College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.4 - Polynomials - R.4 Assess Your Understanding: 1

Answer

The polynomial $3x^4-2x^3+13x^2-5$ has degree $4$. The leading coefficient is $3$.

Work Step by Step

The degree of a polynomial in standard form is the exponent with the greatest magnitude, and the leading coefficient is the coefficient of it.
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