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identify the degree of the polynomial of f(x)=8x+5

identify the degree of the polynomial of f(x)=8x+5. 
 
If this is a polynomial then what is the type?
 
 

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Rodrigo V. | MS/HS/College Level Chemistry and Math tutorMS/HS/College Level Chemistry and Math t...
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This is a linear binomial.
 
It is linear because 8x is a first degree (8x2 would be quadratic or 2nd degree, 8x3 is cubic or 3rd degree and so on).
 
It is a binomial because it contains 2 functions (a linear function: 8x, and a constant function: 5).
 
I hope that helps! :)