The degree of the numerator polynomial and denominator polynomial

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The degree of the numerator polynomial and denominator polynomial in a driving point function may differ by?

A. 0

B. 1

C. 0 or 1

D. 2

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Correct choice is C. 0 or 1

Best explanation: The degree of numerator polynomial and denominator polynomial in a driving point function may differ by zero or one. And the polynomials P(s) and Q(s) may not have any missing terms between the highest and lowest degrees unless all even or odd terms are missing.