8.1 Characteristics of polynomials

Characteristics of polynomials

A polynomial consists of constants, variables and exponents. Polynomials are named based on the number of terms they have. Polynomials with 1 term are called monomials. Those with 2 terms are called binomials, and the ones with 3 terms are called trinomials.


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Characteristics of polynomials

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