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What is a polynomial?
What is a monomial?
A number, a variable, or a product of a number and one or more variables.
What is a binomial?
A polynomial with two terms.
What is a trinomial?
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Define an algebraic expression.
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What are like terms?
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What is a perfect square?
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What is an equation?
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What is a leading coefficient?
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What is standard form of a polynomial?
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Define a variable in mathematics.
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What is an expression?
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What are inverse operations?
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What does equivalent mean in mathematics?
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What is a coefficient?
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Define terms in algebra.
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What is a constant term?
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What does combining like terms mean?
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What is the Distributive Property?
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What is the simplest form of an algebraic expression?
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What does factoring mean?
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Define the greatest common factor (GCF).
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What is a variable term?
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Study Notes
Polynomials and Algebraic Expressions
- Polynomials: Consist of more than two algebraic terms.
- Monomial: Can be a single number, a variable, or a combination of both.
- Binomial: Defined as a polynomial formed from exactly two terms.
- Trinomial: A polynomial containing three distinct terms.
Algebraic Concepts
- Algebraic Expression: Made up of numbers, variables, and at least one operation like addition or multiplication.
- Like Terms: Terms that share identical variable factors raised to the same power, allowing them to be combined.
- Perfect Square: A number that results from squaring an integer.
Mathematical Statements
- Equation: Represents a mathematical assertion that two expressions hold equal value.
- Leading Coefficient: Identifies the coefficient in the term with the highest degree in a polynomial.
Polynomial Characteristics
- Standard Form: Polynomials organized in descending order by degree.
- Variable: A symbol that signifies a changing quantity.
- Expression: Refers to a mathematical statement that includes numbers, operations, and/or variables.
Properties and Operations
- Inverse Operations: Refer to operations that cancel each other out (e.g., addition and subtraction).
- Equivalent: Terms or expressions that hold equal value.
- Coefficient: The numerical factor that precedes a variable in an expression.
Structural Elements of Expressions
- Terms: Can be standalone numbers, variables, or a mix of both.
- Constant Term: A specific term devoid of a variable component.
- Combining Like Terms: The process of simplifying expressions by merging terms with the same variables and constants.
Algebraic Techniques
- Distributive Property: A critical algebraic principle stating a(b + c) = ab + ac, used for expanding expressions.
- Simplest Form: A state where an algebraic expression has no like terms and no parentheses remaining.
- Factoring: The method of rewriting an expression as a product of its factors.
Factors in Mathematics
- Greatest Common Factor (GCF): The largest factor shared by two or more numbers.
- Variable Term: Specifically refers to any term in an expression that includes a variable.
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Test your knowledge of polynomials and algebraic expressions with this quiz. Learn the definitions of key terms such as monomials, binomials, and trinomials. Perfect for 9th grade students preparing for algebra assessments.