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9.1: Polynomials in Standard Form

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Vocabulary

constant

constant

In a polynomial, the number appearing all by itself without a variable is called the constant.
degree

degree

The degree of a polynomial is the largest degree of the terms. The degree of a term is the power of the variable, or if the term has more than one variable, it is the sum of the powers on each variable.
monomial

monomial

A monomial is a one-termed polynomial. It can be a constant, a variable, or a variable with a coefficient.
Polynomial

Polynomial

A polynomial is an expression with at least one algebraic term, but which does not indicate division by a variable or contain variables with fractional exponents.
standard form of a polynomial

standard form of a polynomial

Arrangement of terms in a polynomial where the term with the highest degree is first and is followed by the other terms in order of decreasing powers.
Polynomial Function

Polynomial Function

A polynomial function is a function defined by an expression with at least one algebraic term.

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Feb 24, 2012

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