# Integer Coeffieicent of Degree

1. Feb 11, 2013

### shihabdider

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
Shihab

2. Feb 11, 2013

### Petek

I think that the phrase "of degree 12" refers to the polynomial, not the integer coefficients. A better way to write the sentence is

3. Feb 24, 2013

### HallsofIvy

Or:
"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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