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cheriblsm113
 3 years ago
is 3x^4y^1 a polynomial
cheriblsm113
 3 years ago
is 3x^4y^1 a polynomial

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poopsiedoodle
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hi, cheriblsm, welcome to OpenStudy. Yes, this is a polynomial. anything with more than one term is a polynomial.

cheriblsm113
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0even if the exponents are negative?

poopsiedoodle
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, 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.

cheriblsm113
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would you add the exponents as numbers to get the degree?

poopsiedoodle
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think the degree is just the highest exponent. Just to make sure, @Hero

cheriblsm113
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you for your help, my text book does not have any information regarding negative exponents.

poopsiedoodle
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you're welcome :D

poopsiedoodle
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait wat oo I thought it needed more than one term to be a polynomial.

cheriblsm113
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so if it has negative exponents it is not a polynomial?

poopsiedoodle
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OH YEAH, negatives are fractions.

cheriblsm113
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its a confusing problem.

Directrix
 3 years ago
Best 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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