Indicate whether the expression defines a polynomial function.g(x) = −4x5 − 3x2 + x −  2polynomialornot a polynomial    If it is a polynomial function, identify the following. (If it is not a polynomial function, enter DNE for all three answers.)(a) Identify the leading coefficient.  (b) Identify the constant term.  (c) State the degree.

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Asked Oct 21, 2019

Indicate whether the expression defines a polynomial function.

g(x) = −4x5 − 3x2 + x − 
  2
polynomial
or
not a polynomial    



If it is a polynomial function, identify the following. (If it is not a polynomial function, enter DNE for all three answers.)

(a) Identify the leading coefficient.
 
 


(b) Identify the constant term.
 
 


(c) State the degree.
 
 
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Expert Answer

Step 1

Coefficients of x terms are rational numbers and the exponents are integers. 

So g(x) is a polynomial.

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Step 2

a) Leading coefficient is the coefficient of x^5 , that is -4

Answer(a): Leading coefficient = -4

Step 3

b) constant term is the term with out x. 

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