# Polynomial

## Degrees

• The degree of a polynomial $P(x)$ is the highest power of $x$ found in $P(x)$
• $x^2 - 4x + 7$ has a degree of $2$
• There is no formula to give us solutions for quintic degree polynomials
DegreeForm
Linear1$ax + b$
Quadratic2$ax^2 + bx + c$
Cubic3$ax^3 + bx^3 + cx + d$
Quartic4$ax^4 + bx^3 + cx^2 + dx + e$
Quintic5$ax^5 + bx^4 + cx^3 + dx^2 + ex + f$
6th degree6...
7th degree7...

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