## Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry (3rd Edition)

It is a polynomial $f(x) =\dfrac{-x}{2}+3$ of degree: $1$ Leading term: $\dfrac{-1}{2}x$ Constant: $3$
We re-arrange the given function as follows: $f(x)=\dfrac{-x}{2}+3$ A polynomial can be defined as a function containing only terms where $x$ is raised to a positive, integer power or constant. We can see from the given function that it is a polynomial. The degree is equal to the power of the term with the highest power, so the degree is $1$. Also, the constant value is $3$. The term with the highest degree is always known as the leading term; that is, $4x^4$. So, it is a polynomial $f(x) =\dfrac{-x}{2}+3$ of degree: $1$ Leading term: $\dfrac{-1}{2}x$ Constant: $3$