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Jacob902

  • one year ago

What is the coefficient of the term of degree 1 in the polynomial? 4x^2 + 3x^9 - 6x^3 + 5x - 8

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  1. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    which x term has a power of 1..?

  2. Jacob902
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    im not sure im pretty confused

  3. Jacob902
    • one year ago
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    i think the first power is 2

  4. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    ok... look at the term \[3x^9\] 9 is the degree... it just means the power of x is 9 3 is the coefficient... does that make sense

  5. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    so which term has x with a power of 1?

  6. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    ok... so here is something you may know \[ax = ax^1\] a is the coefficient of a degree 1 term... can you match this to your polynomial?

  7. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    your polynomial has 5 terms \[4x^2\] \[3x^9\] \[-6x^3\] 5x and -8 which term looks like \[ax~~or~~ax^1\] the example above is a degree 1 term...

  8. Jacob902
    • one year ago
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    x=1.067569

  9. Jacob902
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    and the degree is 9

  10. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1435187746740:dw| so what is left for the degree 1 term..?

  11. Jacob902
    • one year ago
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    im not sure

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