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Polynomial Functions

Problems

Polynomials

Quadratic Functions

Problem : Identify the degree, leading coefficient, and constant term of the following polynomial: -3x 4 +5x 2 - x - 4 .

Degree: 4. Leading coefficient: -3. Constant term: -4.

Problem : Identify the degree, leading coefficient, and constant term of the following polynomial: 5x 6 +2x 5 -2x 4 +7x 3 - x 2 - x + 23 .

Degree: 6. Leading coefficient: 5. Constant term: 23.

Problem : List the coefficients of x n, x n-1, x n-2,..., x 2, x in that order for the following polynomial of degree n : 16x 8 +3x 7 - x 4 + x 3 - 5x .

16, 3, 0, 0, - 1, 1, 0, - 5 .

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