Algebra Tutorials!
Tuesday 20th of February
Try the Free Math Solver or Scroll down to Tutorials!

 Depdendent Variable

 Number of equations to solve: 23456789
 Equ. #1:
 Equ. #2:

 Equ. #3:

 Equ. #4:

 Equ. #5:

 Equ. #6:

 Equ. #7:

 Equ. #8:

 Equ. #9:

 Solve for:

 Dependent Variable

 Number of inequalities to solve: 23456789
 Ineq. #1:
 Ineq. #2:

 Ineq. #3:

 Ineq. #4:

 Ineq. #5:

 Ineq. #6:

 Ineq. #7:

 Ineq. #8:

 Ineq. #9:

 Solve for:

 Please use this form if you would like to have this math solver on your website, free of charge. Name: Email: Your Website: Msg:

# Writing the Terms of a Polynomial in Descending Order

The terms of a polynomial in one variable are usually arranged by degree, in descending order, when read from left to right.

 For example, this polynomial contains one variable, x. x3 + 7x2 - 4x + 2 The terms of the polynomial are arranged by degree in descending order.

Example

Arrange the terms of this polynomial in descending order and determine the degree of the polynomial: 7x3 - 8 + 2x - x4

Solution

 Write -8 as -8x0. Write 2x as 2x1. Arrange the terms by degree in descending order (4, 3, 1, 0). The last two terms may be written without exponents. = 7x3 - 8x0 + 2x1 - x4 = - x4 + 7x3 + 2x1 - 8x0 = - x4 + 7x3 + 2x - 8x

The term of highest degree is -x4. The degree of -x4 is 4. So, the degree of this polynomial is 4.