Polynomials

Evan Hodges

Introduction

What is a Polynomial?

An expression of more than two algebraic terms, especially the sum of several terms that contain different powers of the same variable(s).

Vocabulary

Exponent - a quantity representing the power to which a given number or expression is to be raised, usually expressed as a raised symbol beside the number or expression

Coefficient - a numerical or constant quantity placed before and multiplying the variable in an algebraic expression

Constant - a number expressing a relation or property that remains the same in all circumstances, or for the same substance under the same conditions.

Variable - letter in an equation that represents an unknown number

Equation - a statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal (indicated by the sign =)

Properties of Exponents

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Exponent Challenge Problem

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Adding/Subtracting Polynomials

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Multiplying Polynomials

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Dividing Polynomials Using Long Division

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Synthetic Division

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Finding all the Zeros of a Polynomial - Example 2

Works Cited

Purple Math, "Polynomial Long Division: Examples." Polynomial Long Division: Examples. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2016.