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ascending order: terms of a polynomial arranged so the powers of one variable are in increasing order

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binomial: a polynomial with two terms separated by addition or subtraction

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degree of a monomial: the sum of the exponents of all its variables

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degree of a polynomial: the degree of the monomial term with the highest degree

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descending order: terms of a polynomial arranged so the powers of one variable are in decreasing order

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like terms: monomial terms that are either identical or differ only in their coefficients

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monomial: a number, a variable, or a product of a number and one or more variables

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multiply polynomial by monomial: product is found by distributing the monomial by each term inside the parentheses, remembering to add exponents of bases

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multiplying binomials: product is found by FOIL (First Outer Inner Last), vertical, horizontal methods, and the box

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multiplying polynomials: product is found by using the distributive property and simplifying by combining like terms

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negative exponents: switch the location of the term (if at top moves to bottom, if at bottom moves to top) "once you move it, loose it (the negative)"

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polynomial: a monomial or a sum of monomials

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power: an expression of the form xⁿ, when x is the base and n is the exponent

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power of a power: multiply exponents

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power of a product: raise each term inside parentheses to the power

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power of a quotient: raise each term inside the parentheses to the power

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product of a sum and difference: (a + b)(a - b) = a² - b²

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product of powers: when you have the same base, and are multiplying, add exponents

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quotient of powers: subtract exponents of the same bases

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square of a difference: (a - b)² = (a - b)(a - b) = a² - 2ab + b²

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square of a sum: (a + b)² = (a + b)(a + b) = a² + 2ab + b²

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trinomial: a polynomial with three terms separated by addition or subtraction

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zero exponent: anything to the zero power is always one

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