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anonymous
 one year ago
Given the expression –10p^2q + 7p^3q – 5q, do the following as instructed below:
Write the polynomial in descending order.
Classify the polynomial by the number of terms.
State the degree of the polynomial.
anonymous
 one year ago
Given the expression –10p^2q + 7p^3q – 5q, do the following as instructed below: Write the polynomial in descending order. Classify the polynomial by the number of terms. State the degree of the polynomial.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To get this straight, the equation is \[10p ^{2q} + 7p ^{3q}  5q\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Descending order means 3...2...1, and in order to put it in descending order you look at the exponents. So with that information, solve that..

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0"A series is often represented as the sum of a sequence of terms. Individual factors in an expression representing a product are multiplicative terms. For example, in 6 + 3x − 2, 6, 3x, and −2 are all terms." So looking at your equation, how many terms are there?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would it be classified as a trinomial

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It can be yes. The definition of a polynomial though is an equation with more than two terms. Since this has three terms (oops I kind of just gave you one of the answers there lol) it is considered a polynomial  as well as a trinomial. The degree of the polynomial is the highest degree (or exponent) in the equation. So since you put the equation in descending order, what is the degree of the polynomial?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the degree would end up being 3

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Correct! So now you have the answers to a) the descending order b) the number of terms and c) the degree! :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay thanks with all of your help
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