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anonymous

  • one year ago

What are the degree and leading coefficient of the polynomial? -2y^3−10y-15y^6+ 12

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    whats the options

  2. perl
    • one year ago
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    The degree is defined as the highest power of the polynomial. The leading coefficient is the number in front of it, multiplying it.

  3. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    "Once the polynomial is in descending order meaning the the first term has the largest exponent. That exponent is called the degree of the polynomial. The coefficient of the variable term with the largest exponent is called the leading coefficient." -- (google)

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so would the degree be 6 and the leading coefficient is 15 ? sorry I'm really bad at math

  5. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    The degree is correct, just recall that the sign before the coefficient is part of the coefficient.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so it would -15 for the coefficient

  7. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    Exactly!

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