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Introduction to Polynomials - Problem 3

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Introduction to Polynomials - Problem 2

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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A polynomial is said to be in "standard form" if the exponents on the terms go in decreasing order. When you are re-arranging terms, be extremely careful with negative signs- take the negative along with the entire term! When in standard form, the first coefficient in a polynomial is called the leading coefficient, and the highest exponent is called the degree of the polynomial.

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