Polynomial Equations

What are the names of polynomial equations with different degrees?

The polynomial equations with different degrees (or orders)—especially the lowest degrees—are as follows:

  • first degree (1) polynomial = linear
  • second degree (2) polynomial = quadratic
  • third degree (3) polynomial = cubic
  • fourth degree (4) polynomial = quartic
  • fifth degree (5) polynomial = quintic
  • sixth degree (6) polynomial = sextic


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