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 - Problem Set 5.1: 1

Answer

degree = $3$

Work Step by Step

The degree of the polynomial is equal to the degree of the term with the highest degree. The terms of the polynomial have the following degrees: First: $=2+1=3$ Second: $=1+1 =2$ Thus, the degree of the given polynomial is 3.
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