Now I am studying Polynomials.

Here is an example:

6x^{2} – 7x + 1

Here is another example:

10x^{5} + 4x^{4} – 13x^{3} + .5^{2} – 102

Each part of a Polynomial is called a Monomial. My dad calls them “terms”.

The number in front of each term is called a coefficient.

The little numbers above the x’s are called exponents.

When x-terms have the same exponent they can be easily combined by adding their coefficients.

For example:

3x^{4} – 17x^{4} = -14x^{4}

(-1/3)x^{5} + (1/2)x^{5} = (1/6)x^{5}

Two terms or two monomials, make a “binomial”. (Bi – means two).

You can also multiply, divide, and factor Polynomials

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