Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1-4 - Cumulative Review - Page 301: 10


The polynomial's degree is $6$.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: (1) The degree of a term is equal to the sum of the exponents of its variables. (2) The degree of a polynomial is equal to the degree of the term with the highest degree. The terms of the given polynomial have the following degrees: $-x^4$: degree = 4 $5x^3$: degree = 3 $3x^6$: degree = 6 $-1$: degree = 0 The term with the highest degree is $3x^6$. The degeree of this term is $6$. Thus, the polynomial's degree is $6$.
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