Monic polynomial

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A polynomial $P(x)$ is said to be monic if it is of the form $P(x) = x^n + a_{n-1}x^{n-1} + \cdots + a_0$, i.e. the coefficient of the highest- degree term (the leading coefficient) is 1.

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