1. (5x2)(–2x3) 2. Simplify: x + 2(x – [3x – 8] + 3)
5. It is estimated there are over 3.5 x 106 ants per
acre in the Amazon rain forest which covers about
1 billion acres. Find the total number of ants in
both standard form and scientific notation.
Polynomials can be +, - , •, and ÷. Success with polynomials
is determined by applying the correct rule for the given
operation. This will also be the first time that we solve and
graph equations with variable degrees > 1.
Polynomial: from the root poly, meaning many. The 'many' in
this case are terms. Polynomials have many terms.
Remember, terms are separated by a +, a -, or an = sign.
From our last unit, we know that a monomial is a single
term. Polynomials then, are simply a number of monomials
connected by a +, - or = sign.
So,...the rules that determine what is and isn't a
polynomial, we look at the rules for what is and what isn't a
Polynomial? Yes or No
Polynomials can be classified by their number of terms a
Since a polynomial is
and by their highest degree. Classified by terms:
monomials, these rules
also determine the
criteria for a polynomial.