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# Algebra - Polynimial

### vocabulary

Question | Answer |
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Monomial | A real number, variable, or a product of a real number and one or more variables. ( NO + or - signs) 18, K, 2.5xy |

Binomial | A polynomial of TWO terms. Examples: 4c - 2, 8k + 25 |

Polynomial | A monomial OR the sum or difference of two or more monomials. Examples: 2x OR 3x - 7 |

Trinomial | A polynomial of THREE terms Examples: 2x² - 4x + 5 3b³ + 7b² - b |

degree of a monomial | Sum of the exponents of the variables. −4x³ y² has a degree of 5 |

degree of a polynomial | Has the highest degree of ANY term in that polynomial. x^6 + 2x³ - 8 has a degree of 6 |

Linear | An equation whose graph forms a straight line. NO exponent on the variable. 12x + 8 |

Quadratic | The variable has an exponent that is squared. 5x² - 9 or 3x² + 6x + 10 |

cubic | The variable has an exponent that is cubed. 7x³ or 3b³ + 7b² - b |

Fourth degree | The variable has an exponent of a 4. 8x^4 – 2x³ + 3x |