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    Simplifying Polynomials and Coefficient Operations

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    What is the basic principle that can be used to simplify a polynomial? What is the relevance of the order of operations in simplifying a polynomial? What operations can you associate with coefficients? What operations can you associate with exponents?

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    The basic principle that can be used to simplify a polynomial is to reduce it to lowest terms. We do this by dividing out the common factors in the numerator and the denominator.

    The "Order of Operations" is very important when simplifying expressions and equations. This is critical ...

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    Simplifying polynomials and coefficient operations are investigated in this discussion. The solution is detailed, well presented and describes the concept of the "Order of Operations". The response is just under 190 words.