Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Introduction to Polynomials and Polynomial Functions - Exercise Set - Page 324: 25



Work Step by Step

The greatest or larger degree of any term or variable of the polynomial is known as degree of the polynomial. The leading term can be defined as the term of having the greatest or larger degree. As per the leading coefficient test the leading coefficient is $-1$; which is a negative term and the degree of polynomial is $4$ ; which is even property. Thus, our answer will be $b$.
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