# Math Unit 2 terms

## 21 terms

### polynomial

a monomial or the sum or difference of two or more monomials

### degree

the exponent with the greatest value of any of the polynomial's terms

### like terms

terms with the same variables to the same powers or with radicals with the same radicand

### standard

the arrangement of a polymonial' s terms in order from greatest to least power

the value in front of the term with the highest powered variable

the symbol

the expression under a radical

### index

the superscript number on a radical that indicates what root is to be taken

### perfect square

any number that has a rational square root

### reducing

getting a radicand into lowest terms by removing any perfect square in the radicand

### rationalizing

method to get a square root out of the bottom of a fraction

### square root

the inverse operation of squaring; a radical with an index of 2

polynomial with degree 2

### quartic

polynomial with degree 4

### cubic

polynomial with degree 3

### linear

polynomial with degree 1

### constant

polynomial with degree 0

### trinomial

polynomial with 3 terms

### binomial

polynomial with 2 terms

### monomial

polynomial with 1 term

### synthetic division

shortcut method for dividing a polynomial by a binomial of degree 1