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Or is it both?

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Or is it both?

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Degree as what? A polynomial?

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Does it matter?

For every real r, we have 1=1^r

For every real r, we have 1=1^r

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yes, as a polynomialDegree as what? A polynomial?

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oh yeahDoes it matter?

For every real r, we have 1=1^r

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It's a degree zero polynomial - if it was degree one it would have a variable term.

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a*z^0 is a zero'th degree monomial in z, a first degree monomial in "a".

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Oh, so even though 5 has a power of 1, is it still considered a degree of 0?It's a degree zero polynomial - if it was degree one it would have a variable term.

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Ok, but what degree polynomial is 0 then?a*z^0 is a zero'th degree monomial in z, a first degree monomial in "a".

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Do you understand the concept of a variable?

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I have grade 12 algebra and grade 12 calculus, but any meaning of a variable beyond those courses, I am not sure.Do you understand the concept of a variable?

I found an answer to the degree of 0; apparently it's -∞, !?

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No, you haven't. Constants are polynomials of degree 0.

What do you mean ``12 grade algebra and 12 grade calculus''?

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I found it in my notes from my first year math course in university."I found an answer to the degree of 0; apparently it's -∞, !?"

No, you haven't. Constants are polynomials of degree 0.

You have "12" and "grade" switched around.What do you mean ``12 grade algebra and 12 grade calculus''?

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Some people do consider the degree of the zero polynomial to be -∞, so as to preserve rules like deg fg = deg f + deg g."I found an answer to the degree of 0; apparently it's -∞, !?"

No, you haven't. Constants are polynomials of degree 0.

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