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anonymous
 5 years ago
need help with polynomials 26y need to identify the degree and leading coefficient
anonymous
 5 years ago
need help with polynomials 26y need to identify the degree and leading coefficient

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0degree 1 and leading coefficient is 6

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why Jazzy? You've got to explain better than that, otherwise the student doesn't get much from being here.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The degree of a polynomial is the highest exponent of all the terms of the polynomial. In this case, we only have two terms, the constant 2 and the term, 6y.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is where the one comes from and since it is the term with the highest exponent, the degree of the polynomial is just that exponent, 1.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now what about 2. What is the exponent of it's variable? Well...

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[y^0 = 1 => 2=2y^0\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the exponent of the term "2" is actually 0, which is less than 1, and therefore NOT the degree of the polynomial.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the exponent of the term "2" is degree one which equals itself, a zero degree would result in the equivalent value of 1
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