Elementary Algebra

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ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.1 - Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials - Concept Quiz 5.1: 2

Answer

False

Work Step by Step

The degree of the given polynomial is equal to the degree of the leading term (the term with the highest degree). The leading term of the polynomial is $2x^4$, the degree of which is 4. Thus, the degree of the given polynomial is 4, making the given statement false.
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