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Question from Deejay, a student:

How about when the given has no degree and the other has a constant only, For example 2x + 7,
where's the leading term and what is its leading coefficient?

Hi Deejay,

the variable $x$ can be written $x^1$ so the expression $2x + 7$ is of degree 1.

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