Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 3 - Exponents, Polynomials and Functions - 3.2 Combining Functions - 3.2 Exercises: 17

Answer

$2x^5$ has degree $5$; $-7$ has degree $0$; the polynomial has degree $5$.

Work Step by Step

The polynomial's degree is the same as the largest degree from any of the terms. $2x^5-7$ $2x^5$ has degree $5$; $-7$ has degree $0$; the polynomial has degree $5$.
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