Michael J. answered • 04/27/16

Effective High School STEM Tutor & CUNY Math Peer Leader

t

^{5}+ t^{4}+ t^{3}- t^{2}+ t + C**where:**

C is an arbitrary constant term.

-t

^{2}is a term with degree of 2, since the exponent of t is 2 and with a coefficient of -1.The first term has an exponent of 5 since the overall polynomial is of degree 5.

**Some key degrees you want to know:**

1st degree indicates straight line polynomial.

2nd degree indicates parabolic polynomial.

3rd degree indicates cubic polynomial (looks like an S-shape curve).