4.2 Equivalent expressions of polynomials
Equivalent expressions of polynomials
A polynomial may contain multiple terms. The variable terms have a coefficient and a variable. Terms with the same variables are called like terms, and they can be combined together. It allows us to write equivalent expressions of polynomials with more or less terms.
Basic concepts:
 Understanding integer division
 Applications of integer operations
 Characteristics of polynomials
Related concepts:
 What is a polynomial?
 Polynomial components
Lessons

1.
Identify the coefficient and the number of variables for each expression.

2.
Find the like terms.

3.
Combine like terms.

4.
4. Write an equivalent expression with seven terms for each polynomial.