Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 4 - Section 4.2 - Adding and Subtracting Polynomials - 4.2 Exercises - Page 284: 5


-15; 2

Work Step by Step

A term is composed of a numerical coefficient and a variable. The numerical coefficient is the constant in front of the variable of a term. The degree of a term is the power to which the variable of the term is raised. Therefore, the numerical coefficient of $-15p^{2}$ is -15. The degree of $-15p^{2}$ is 2, because the variable $p$ is raised to a power of 2.
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