How do you identify the terms in the polynomial expression, #6x^3-5x+2# and give the degree of each term?

1 Answer
Sep 29, 2016

Answer:

#3 " "#terms

Explanation:

Terms in an expression are separated from each other by
# + or - #signs as long as the #+ and - #signs are not:

#rarr" "# in a bracket
#rarr" "# in a fraction
#rarr " "# under a root

in which case they do not count.

The expression #color(red)(6x^3)color(blue)(-5x)color(forestgreen)(+2)# is a trinomial and has 3 separate terms

#color(red)(6x^3)# is a third degree term

#color(blue)(-5x) # is a term of the 1st degree

#color(forestgreen)(+2)# is the constant term which does not have a variable.
#" "#It is a term of degree 0.