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Integer Coeffieicent of Degree

  1. Feb 11, 2013 #1
    Hello all,

    Can anyone explain what "Integer Coefficient of Degree n" where n is some positive integer (e.g 6) of a polynomial refers to?

    I know what integers and coefficients are but I don't know what the above refers to. For example if you had something like this:

    Suppose some polynomial f(x) exists with integer coefficients of degree 12 where f(0)=2

    What would this polynomial look like/ how would you write or calculate the expression?

    Thank You
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  3. Feb 11, 2013 #2
    I think that the phrase "of degree 12" refers to the polynomial, not the integer coefficients. A better way to write the sentence is

  4. Feb 24, 2013 #3


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    "Suppose some polynomial f(x) exists, with integer coefficients, of degree 12 where f(0)=2"

    Note the commas. Stll better would be
    "Suppose some polynomial f(x), with integer coefficients, exists, of degree 12 where f(0)=2
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