# Polynomials

## Introduction

First, we need to know what polynomials are. Polynomials are the sum or difference of monomials. A monomial is a product of numbers and variables with whole-number exponents. The topics discussed in this project will be the properties of exponents, adding and subtracting polynomials, multiplying and dividing polynomials, and synthetic division.

## Vocabulary

1. Polynomial- is a monomial or the sum of monomials
2. Degree- the power of an exponent
3. Standard form of a polynomial- has the polynomial in descending order by degree
4. Monomial- a number, variable, or the product of numbers and variables
5. Factored Completely- a factorable polynomial with integer coefficients is factored completely if it is written as a product of unfactorable polynomials with integer coefficients

## Exponent Challenge Problem

The properties used in the problem above are power of a quotient, dividing like bases, and negative exponents.

## Works Cited

Larson, Ron. Larson Algebra 2. Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2012. Print.