Let f(x) = x^4-3x^2 + 2 and g(x) = 2x^4 - 6x^2 + 2x -1. Let a be a constant. What is the largest possible degree of f(x) + a* g(x)?

Guest Sep 26, 2020

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Multiplying by a constant will not change the degree of g(x)

adding them will only result in a degree of 4 at the greatest

ElectricPavlov Sep 26, 2020