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 R - Elementary Algebra Review - R.4 Polynomials - R.4 Exercise Set - Page 961: 34


$\text{Leading Term: } -t^3 \\\text{Leading Coefficient: } -1$

Work Step by Step

In descending powers of the variables, the given expression, $ 13+20t-30t^2-t^3 ,$ is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -t^3-30t^2+20t+13 .\end{array} The expression above has the following characteristics: \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \text{Leading Term: } -t^3 \\\text{Leading Coefficient: } -1 .\end{array}
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