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Terms in this set (15)
binomial
a polynomial with two terms
coefficient
number in front of a variable
constant
a term that does not contain a variable
degree of a monomial
the sum of the degree of the variables in the monomials
degree of a polynomial
the greatest degree of any term in the polynomial.
greatest common factor
the largest whole number that is a factor of both numbers
leading coefficient
coefficient of the first term when the polynomial is in standard form
monomial
A polynomial with one term
polynomial
One term or the sum or difference of two or more terms
prime factorization
Breaking down a composite number until all of the factors are prime
prime number
A whole number that has exactly two factors, 1 and itself.
term
a number, a variable, or the product of a number and a variable
to factor
to express a polynomial as a product of other polynomials
trinomial
a polynomial with three terms
standard form
when the terms are arranged so that the degree of each term decreases
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