Is the sum of polynomials of degree m and n has degree max[m, n] a True statement? I have been reading about this but it doesn't make sense :confused:

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- Jan 7th 2006, 09:41 AMrbur101[SOLVED] polynomials
Is the sum of polynomials of degree m and n has degree max[m, n] a True statement? I have been reading about this but it doesn't make sense :confused:

- Jan 7th 2006, 12:20 PMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**rbur101**

non-zero coefficient then the answer is no.

Consider polynomials $\displaystyle P_1(x)=x^3$ and $\displaystyle P_2(x)=-x^3$, then their sum is a polynomial

of degree $\displaystyle 0$

RonL