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# THS Poly Vocab

### Polynomial Vocabulary - Chapter 8

Question | Answer |
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What is a monomial? | a real number, a variable, or a product of a real number and one or more variables with whole number exponents. |

What is a degree of a monomial? | The sum of the exponents of the variables in a monomial. |

What is a polynomial? | A monomial or sum of monomials. |

What is the standard form of a polynomial? | The degrees of monomial terms in order from greatest to least. |

What is the degree of a polynomial? | One variable is the same as the degree of the monomial with the greatest exponent. |

What is a binomial? | A polynomial with exactly two terms. |

What is a trinomial? | A polynomial with exactly three terms. |

What is a perfect square trinomial? | A polynomial that is the result of squaring a binomial. |

What is the difference of two squares? | A polynomial (a^2-b^2) that results from multiplying (a+b)(a-b). |

What does it mean to factor by grouping? | The process of grouping terms in pairs, factoring a GCF, and looking for common binomial factors. |

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