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8-55.

For each of the following polynomial expressions, find the degree, list the coefficients, and then label them through . Refer to the example in the Math Notes box above about polynomial notation.

  1. Degree 4,
    a4 = 6, a3 = −3, a2 = 5, a1 = 1, a0 = 8

  1. Degree 3,
    a3 = −5, a2 = 10, a1 = 0, a0 = 8

  1. See the Math Notes box and parts (a) and (b).

  1. Simplify first.

    Degree 3,
    a3 = 1, a2 = −8, a1 = 15, a0 = 0

  1. See the Math Notes box and parts (a) and (b).

  1. See the Math Notes box and parts (a) and (b).