Author:
Craig Nelson

To define and explain what a polynomial is in order to understand what forms a polynomial and the different degrees of polynomials.

A polynomial is an expression that is constructed from variables and constants, and also includes coefficients and exponents.

Tutorial

• Polynomial – A polynomial is an expression that is constructed from variables and constants, and also includes coefficients and exponents.

• Variable – A variable is a value that my vary and is usually represented by a symbol or letter like "x".

• Constant – A constant is a non-varying fixed number.

• Coefficient – A coefficient is attached to a variable and is to be multiplied by the variable.

• Exponent – An exponent is used to show when a variable or constant is being raised to a power.

• Term – A term is an individual piece within a polynomial that is being added or subtracted.