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: