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poopsiedoodleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Hi, cheriblsm, welcome to OpenStudy. Yes, this is a polynomial. anything with more than one term is a polynomial.
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cheriblsm113Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
even if the exponents are negative?
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poopsiedoodleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes, the sign doesn't have anything to do with the kind of equation it is. let me know if you need more help. :) by the way, to be more specific, this is also a binomial.
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cheriblsm113Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
would you add the exponents as numbers to get the degree?
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poopsiedoodleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I think the degree is just the highest exponent. Just to make sure, @Hero
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cheriblsm113Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank you for your help, my text book does not have any information regarding negative exponents.
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poopsiedoodleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you're welcome :D
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poopsiedoodleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wait wat oo I thought it needed more than one term to be a polynomial.
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cheriblsm113Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so if it has negative exponents it is not a polynomial?
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poopsiedoodleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
OH YEAH, negatives are fractions.
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cheriblsm113Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
its a confusing problem.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@cheriblsm113 3(x^4) * (y^1) is NOT a polynomial Polynomial terms have variables which are raised to wholenumber exponents (or else the terms are just plain numbers); there are no square roots of variables, no fractional powers, and no variables in the denominator of any fractions. Here are some examples shown on the attachment. http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydefs.htm
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