# Polynomials

### By Will Lampert

## What is a polynomial?

These are all examples of polynomials.

## Degrees and Terms

1 Term - Monomial - 5

2 Terms - Binomial - 4x + 2

3 Terms - Trinomial - 3x^4 + x + 7

4+ Terms - Polynomial - 4x^5 + x^2 + x 11

## Dividing Polynomials

1) Write the polynomial as the dividend

2) Write the amount of times the divisor goes into the first term above the second term

3) Multiply the number written in the quotient by the divisor and subtract from the dividend

4) Repeat this process until you get 0 from subtracting or the divisor wont go into the dividend anymore in which you will get a remainder.

1) Write the polynomial in descending order then remove variables

2) If there is missing parts of the polynomial (Ex. not all degrees of x)

3) Write the solution of the factor to the left of the polynomial. This is the divisor.

4) Bring down the first term and multiply this by the divisor. Take that number and put it below the second term, then add the second term by that number.

5) Take the sum and multiply that by the divisor again. Keep repeating the fourth and fifth step for all terms.

6) If the sum with the last term is not 0 then write the sum as a remainder

## Summary

## Upcoming

Test on December 10th

## Citations

http://www.math.utah.edu/online/1010/poly/

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