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# Algebra 1 Chapter 10

### McDougal Littell

Polynomial An expression which is the sum of terms of the form axk where k is a nonnegative integer.
Standard form of a polynomial A polynomial whose terms are placed in descending order, from largest degree to smallest degree.
Degree of a term The exponent of the variable of the term.
Degree of a polynomial The largest degree of the terms of the polynomial.
Leading coefficient The coefficient of the first term in a polynomial written in standard form.
Monomial A polynomial with only one term.
Binomial A polynomial with two terms.
Trinomial A polynomial with three terms.
FOIL pattern A pattern used to multiply two binomials.
Factored form of a polynomial A polynomial that is written as the product of two or more prime factor.
Zero-product propertY If a and b are real numberd and ab=0, then a=0 or b=0.
Factor of a quadratic expression To write a quadratic expresion as the product of two linear expresions.
Prime Factor A factor that is not the product of polynomials having integer coefficients.
Factor of a polynomial completely. To write a polynomial as the product of monomial factors and prime factors with at least two terms.
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