Calculus with Applications (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321749006
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-900-0

Chapter 2 - Nonlinear Functions - Chapter Review - Review Exercises - Page 113: 1



Work Step by Step

A polynomial function of degree $n$, where $n$ is a nonnegative integer, is defined by $\color{blue}{f(x)=a_{n}x^{n}+a_{n-1}x^{n-1}+\cdots+a_{1}x+a_{0}}$, where $a_{n}, a_{n-1}, \ldots, a_{1}$ and $a_{0}$ are real numbers, called coefficients, with $a_{n}\neq 0$. The number $a_{n}$ is called the leading coefficient. $.......................................$ A linear function is a function defined as $f(x)=ax+b,$ where $a\neq 0.\\\\$ This form is equivalent to $f(x)=a_{1}x+a_{0},$ thus, every linear function is a polynomial of degree 1.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.