20 terms

Power

The product when a number is multiplied by itself a given number of times.

Base

In a power, the number that is used as a factor.

Exponent

In a power, the superscripted number that tells how many times the base is used as a factor.

Monomial

An expression that is either a numeral, a variable, or the product of a numeral and one or more variables.

Constant Monomial

A number.

Polynomial

A sum of monomials.

Binomial

A polynomial with two terms.

Trinomial

A polynomial with three terms.

Numerical Coefficient

The number in front of the variable part of a monomial.

Similar or Like Terms

Two monomials that are exactly alike except for their numerical coefficients.

Polynomial in Simplest Form

A polynomial with no like terms.

Degree of a Monomial

The sum of the degrees of its variables.

Degree of a Polynomial

The greatest of the degrees of its terms after it has been simplified.

Summary of Order of Operations

1) Simplify within grouping symbols. 2) Simplify powers. 3) Simplify products and quotients from left to right. 4) Simplify sums and differences from left to right.

Product of Power Rule

To multiply powers having the same base, add the exponents.

Power of Power Rule

To find a power of a power, multiply the exponents.

Power of Product Rule

To find the power of a product, find the power of each factor and then multiply.

Linear Term

A term with a degree of one.

Quadratic term

A term with a degree of two.

Cubic Term

A term with a degree of three.