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8-39.

What is the degree of each polynomial function below?

1. $P(x) = 0.08x^2 + 28x$

Look for the highest-valued exponent.

$2$

1. $y = 8x^2 -\frac{1}{7}x^5 + 9$

See part (a).

1. $f(x) = 5(x + 3)(x - 2)(x + 7)$

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

$3$

1. $y = (x - 3)^2(x + 1)(x^3 + 1)$

See part (c).