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    Does an expression, to be consider as a polynomial, have to have a term in it that has a variable to at least the second degree?
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    Re: Polynomial

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashyboy View Post
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    Re: Polynomial

    Quote Originally Posted by Bashyboy View Post
    Does an expression, to be consider as a polynomial, have to have a term in it that has a variable to at least the second degree?
    A polynomial is of the form \displaystyle y = c_0 + c_1x + c_2x^2 + c_3x^3 + \dots + c_nx^n where \displaystyle c_i, i = 1, 2, \dots , n are constants.

    The constants can be ANY value, including \displaystyle 0. Does that answer your question?
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