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    rbur101
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    [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
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbur101
    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
    If by the degree of a polynomial you mean the highest exponent with
    non-zero coefficient then the answer is no.

    Consider polynomials P_1(x)=x^3 and P_2(x)=-x^3, then their sum is a polynomial
    of degree 0

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