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jeletta1
identify the degree and number of terms in the polynomial. 4p^5 - p^3 + p^2 + 11
The degree is determined by the highest power in the polynomial. In this case, it is 5.
and what about the term.
Well, how many numbers are there? There are 1)4p^5 2)-p^3 3)p^2 4)11 All together, thats 4 terms :)
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