# Definition Of A Polynomial

Polynomial comes from poly and nomial. Poly means many and nomial means terms. So simply put together , it means “many terms”

A polynomial can have:

1. Constants:

**Eg: **5, -23, or ½

2. Variables:

**Eg:** a and b

3. Exponents:** **

**Eg:** 2 in x²

that can be combined using **addition, subtraction, multiplication and division**

## Example: