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monomial

an expression that is a number, a variable (raised to a positive integer), or the product of one or more numbers and variables

-a term with no variables in the denominator, no negative exponents, and no fractional exponents

-a term with no variables in the denominator, no negative exponents, and no fractional exponents

degree of a monomial

the sum of the exponents of the variables

polynomial

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

degree of a polynomial

the highest of the degrees of the monomials

Standard Form of a Polynomial

written in such a way that the degrees of the monomials decrease from left to right

Degree Names

0 | constant

1 | linear

2 | quadratic

3 | cubic

4 | quartic or 4-degree

5 | 5-degree

1 | linear

2 | quadratic

3 | cubic

4 | quartic or 4-degree

5 | 5-degree

Number of Term Names

1 | monomial

2 | binomial

3 | trinomial

4 | 4-term polynomial

5 | 5-term polynomial

2 | binomial

3 | trinomial

4 | 4-term polynomial

5 | 5-term polynomial

Like Terms

polynomials with the same variables raised to the same exponents

-can be added and subtracted

-can be added and subtracted