Consider the polynomial $p(x) = a_0 + a_1x + a_2x^2 + a_3x^3$ , where $a_i \neq 0$, $\forall i$. The minimum number of multiplications needed to evaluate $p$ on an input $x$ is:
Sir, if the question would be-:
Total number of arithmetic operation required,then answer would be $6(3+3)$.right?
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