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Q: A polynomial equation of degree two?

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Yes.

4, the same as the degree of the polynomial.

It is any function which can be written as the ratio of two polynomial functions.

In answering this question it is important that the roots are counted along with their multiplicity. Thus a double root is counted as two roots, and so on. The degree of a polynomial is exactly the same as the number of roots that it has in the complex field. If the polynomial has real coefficients, then a polynomial with an odd degree has an odd number of roots up to the degree, while a polynomial of even degree has an even number of roots up to the degree. The difference between the degree and the number of roots is the number of complex roots which come as complex conjugate pairs.

13 is not a polynomial.

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The highest power in the equation.

A quadratic equation is of degree 2, that is, the highest power is 2. A polynomial is not an equation, however, you can convert it into an equation by setting the polynomial equal to zero for example. A polynomial EQUATION can be of any degree: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.

No. A polynomial can have as many degrees as you like.

The polynomial equation is x2 - x - 1 = 0.

A parabola is a graph of a 2nd degree polynomial function. Two graph a parabola, you must factor the polynomial equation and solve for the roots and the vertex. If factoring doesn't work, use the quadratic equation.

is -4 a polynomial? This depends on what you accept as a definition A polynomial is often defined as a set of things in order obeying certain rules. ( these things and rules can be very complicated) A polynomial EQUATION is an equation between two polynomials When using only real numbers and "regular" math rules -4 is a polymomial of degree 0 x = -4 is a polynomial equation is a polynomial of degree 1 it is the same as x +4 = 0 It can be represented by { 4, 0} Sometimes the terms are used interchangably

Assuming you mean a fourth degree polynomial,P4 = x4 + 1P3 = x3 + 1P4*P3 = x7 + x4 + x3 + 1 is a seventh degree polynomial.

It's quite convenient, for it offers a general method to solve any equation that involves a polynomial of degree two (in one variable).

For example, if you divide a polynomial of degree 2 by a polynomial of degree 1, you'll get a result of degree 1. Similarly, you can divide a polynomial of degree 4 by one of degree 2, a polynomial of degree 6 by one of degree 3, etc.

A linear equation is one which represents a straight line. When drawn (y plotted against x), a degree 1 polynomial produces a straight line.

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