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philomath_algebra_1c_vocabulary_03
third common list of terms for algebra 1c
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05/14/2013

Term
 polynomial
Definition
 An expression made up of one or more terms combined by the operations of addition and subtraction. Each term consists of a constant multiplied by whole-number powers of variables.   Examples 3x2 + 2x + 7 x4 + 5 xy + 3x + 4y + 12
Term
 monomial
Definition
 a one-term polynomial   Examples 2n x3 ab
Term
 binomial
Definition
 a two-term polynomial   Examples 2ab2 − 8ab x + 5 ab + ac
Term
 trinomial
Definition
 a three-term polynomial   Examples x2 + 3x +2 a2b + ab2 + 12 3 − 2x − 1x2
Term
 degree
Definition
 the highest power of a variable in a polynomial
Term
Definition
 a term used to refer to a 2nd-degree polynomial
Term
 cubic
Definition
 a term used to refer to a 3rd-degree polynomial
Term
 quartic
Definition
 a term used to refer to a 4th-degree polynomial
Term
 factor
Definition
 A number or polynomial that is multiplied by another number or polynomial to form a product. To __________ a polynomial is to rewrite it as a product of two or more other polynomials.
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