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Video: Determining the Degree of Polynomial Functions

Bethani Gasparine

What degree of polynomial is the function 𝑓(𝑥) = −7𝑥 − (3𝑥³ − 5)?

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What degree of polynomial is the function 𝑓 of 𝑥 equals negative seven 𝑥 minus three 𝑥 cubed minus five?

Since three is the greatest power of 𝑥 of this function, then this is a function of third degree. So again you just pick the highest power of 𝑥. So this is a third degree polynomial.