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# Algebra 1 Chapter 10

### McDougal Littell

Question | Answer |
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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. |