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Suppose that f is a polynomial such that

 

\((x-1)\cdot f(x)=3x^4+x^3 - 25x^2 +38x -17.\)

 

What is the degree of f?

 Oct 15, 2019
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Note that  (x - 1)   has a degree of 1

 

So......we must  multiply this by a polynomial of degree 3  to  get a polynomial of degree 4

 

So.... "f"  has a degree of 3

 

 

cool cool cool

 Oct 15, 2019

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