why and how is the degree of a non-zero constant polynomial zero?

Asked by shailesh arlekar | 17th Jun, 2013, 08:22: PM

Expert Answer:

A non zero, constant polynomial f(x) = c or in other words
f(x) = c*x^0 (as x^0 = 1)
degree of a polynomial is represented by the highest power to which x is raised to in the polynomial and so, here the highest power to which x is raised is 0. Hence degree of the polynomial is 0. 

Answered by  | 18th Jun, 2013, 02:28: AM

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