# Chapter 11 Polynomials

## Vocabulary- Unit 1

• Degree of a Polynomial- Highest power
• Term of a Polynomial- Each group of multiplied numbers and variables is a term
• Standard Form- Written from highest to lowest
• Coefficients of a Polynomial- # in front of variable
• Leading Coefficient- # in front of variable with the highest power
• Constant term, constant- # at end, no variable

## Multiplying Polynomials

Extended Distributive Property..... Super Distributing!

I found that using the box method works best for me.

Degree of a polynomial in several variables: when a Polynomial in one variable is added to or multiplied by a polynomial in another variable, the degree is the largest sum of the exponents of the variables in any term.

## Factoring

Factoring a polynomial

Factored form of a polynomial

Greatest common monomial factor

Prime polynomial

Irreducible polynomial

## Learning to Find Zeros (roots)

2nd Trace #2

Go to the left of the zero then to the right then guess

## (x-3)(x+6)(2x-7)

The zeros of this equation are 3, -6, and 7/2

## Finite Differences

Using first and second differences to find whether tis quadratic, cubic, etc.