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# the cell in action

### Aaron Lemise

Term | Definition |
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Monomial | a number, a variable, or a product of a number and one or more variables with whole number exponents |

Degree of a monomial | the sum of the exponents of the variables in a monomial; The degree of a nonzero constant term is 0. |

Polynomial | a monomial or a sum of monomials; Each monmial is called a term of the polynomial Binomial a polynomial with two terms |

Trinomial | a polynomial with three terms |

Degree of a Polynomial | the greatest degree of the terms of a polynomia |

FOIL Method A | shortcut for multiplying two binomials; To multiply two binomials using the FOIL Method, find the sum of the products of the First terms, Outer terms, Inner terms, and Last terms. Factored Forma polynomial is in factored form when it is written as a produ |

Zero-Product Property | if the product of two real numbers is 0, then at least one of the numbers is 0. If a & b are real numbers an ab=0, then a=0 or b=0 |

Root | the solutions of a polynomial equation |

Factoring by Grouping | to factor polynomials with four terms, group the terms into pairs, factor the GCF out of each pair of terms, and look for the common binomial factor |

Prime Polynomial | a whole number greater than 1 whose only factors are 1 & itself |

Factored Completely | a factor-able polynomial with integer coefficients is said to be factored completely when no more factors can be found and it is written as the product of prime factors |

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AARON LEMISE