If f(x) is a polynomial of degree 3, and g(x) is a polynomial of degree 6, then what is the degree of polynomial 2f(x) + 4g(x)?

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**Step-by-step explanation**

**Given**

Degree of f(x) = 3

Degree of g(x) = 5

**Required**

Degree of 2f(x) + 4g(x)

**Analyzing both polynomials**

**f(x)**

2f(x) means 2 * f(x)

Since 2 is a constant

Multiplying f(x) by 2 will result in a polynomial with a degree of 3

Hence 2f(x) has a degree of 3

**g(x)**

4g(x) means 4 * g(x)

Since 4 is also a constant

Multiplying g(x) by 4 will result in a polynomial with a degree of 5

Hence 4g(x) has a degree of 5

Having said that;

When 2 polynomials of different degrees are added together, the degree of the result will be the higher degree of both polynomials;

This means that;

Adding a polynomial of degree 3 and another of degree 5 will result in a polynomial of degree 5.

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