|Class 9 Maths Polynomials||Degree of Polynomial|
Degree of Polynomial
Highest power of variable in a polynomial is called degree of polynomial. E.g. p(x)=9x3 - 3x2 +8x – 2, the highest power is 3. For p(x)= 3x2 +8x – 2 , highest power is 2
Classification of Polynomials based on degree
Note that linear polynomial can have at most 2 terms, Quadratic polynomials can have at most 3 terms, and Cubic polynomials can have at most 4 terms.
General form of polynomials of various degrees.
Note: Degree of Zero polynomial is not defined. It can have any degree.
P(x) = 0 can be written as P(x) =0 * xn where n can be any number.