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What is the constant in this equation?

$$x^8+4x^5+6x^2+\frac{4}{x}+\frac{1}{x^4}$$

Jan 6, 2020

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Constant is a number that doesn't have a variable next to it.

All of them have x next to them. So, No constant in this equation also we could say the constant= 0.....

(Good question: Is $$\frac{4}{x} ,\frac{1}{x^4}$$ considered to have variables?)

Yes!

$$\frac{4}{x}$$=4x^-1

$$\frac{1}{x^4}=$$x^-4

So The constant of this equation is 0 (I.e. there isn')

Jan 6, 2020
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i agree, you should refix this question, so it would make a little more sense, or is it a trick question:)???!!!!!

Jan 6, 2020
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answer said The constant term is 0. We might say there is "no constant term" in such a situation, but this is a colloquial way of saying that the constant term is equal to 0.

Guest Jan 6, 2020