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    p(x)=3+4x-x^4-7x^6

    what is the degree of p?

    what is the leading coefficient of p?

    What is the constant term of p?

    What is the the coefficient of the x^4 term?

    What is the coeffcient of the x^3 term?


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    Hello,

    The degree of a polynomial is the highest power of x, with a coefficient different from 0.
    The degree of x^{\color{red}2}-4 is 2.

    The leading coefficient is the coefficient of x powered to the highest degree.

    The constant term is the sole term which doesn't contain x.
    In the previous example, the constant term was -4

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