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  • 4 years ago

Write the following polynomials in descending order, and identify the degree of polynomial and the leading coefficient.

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  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    \[-6y^5-3y^7+12y^6\]

  2. Rogue
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    Descending order meaning term with the highest power goes first. So just rearrange the polynomial.

  3. anonymous
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    How do i do that?

  4. Rogue
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    Well, the -3y^7 has the highest power, so that goes first. The term with the second highest power is 12y^6. The term with the lowest is -6y^5. So just write it in that order.

  5. anonymous
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    alright i did that now what?

  6. Rogue
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    \[-3y^7+12y^6-6y^5\]

  7. Rogue
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    The degree of the polynomial is the degree of the term with the highest power. Your highest is -3y^7, so your polynomial's degree is 7.

  8. Rogue
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    Your lead coefficient is your coefficient (# before variable) of your highest degree term. The coefficient of -3y^7 is just -3.

  9. anonymous
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    thanks

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