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8-39.
  1. What is the degree of each polynomial function below? Homework Help ✎

    1. P(x) = 0.08x2 + 28x

    2. y = 8x2x5 + 9

    3. f(x) = 5(x + 3)(x − 2)(x + 7)

    4. y = (x − 3)2(x + 1)(x3 + 1)

Look for the highest-valued exponent.

2

See part (a).

If you multiplied the factors to write the function in standard form, what would be the highest power of x?

3

See part (c).