f (x) = x-7-2x^3 +5x^2 state the order of f (x) what does the question mean? and how do i solve it? thank you!

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Originally Posted by Geometor f (x) = x-7-2x^3 +5x^2 state the order of f (x) what does the question mean? and how do i solve it? thank you! The order (sometimes called the "degree") of a polynomial in one variable is the largest exponent that appears. So since the largest exponent of x is 3, this is a 3rd order polynomial. -Dan

thanks! mmm i see, the x^3 so you get 3 from that? thanks for the help!