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cheriblsm113

  • one year ago

is -3x^-4y^1 a polynomial

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  1. poopsiedoodle
    • one year ago
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    Hi, cheriblsm, welcome to OpenStudy. Yes, this is a polynomial. anything with more than one term is a polynomial.

  2. cheriblsm113
    • one year ago
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    even if the exponents are negative?

  3. poopsiedoodle
    • one year ago
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    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.

  4. cheriblsm113
    • one year ago
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    would you add the exponents as numbers to get the degree?

  5. poopsiedoodle
    • one year ago
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    I think the degree is just the highest exponent. Just to make sure, @Hero

  6. cheriblsm113
    • one year ago
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    Thank you for your help, my text book does not have any information regarding negative exponents.

  7. poopsiedoodle
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    you're welcome :D

  8. poopsiedoodle
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    wait wat o-o I thought it needed more than one term to be a polynomial.

  9. cheriblsm113
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    so if it has negative exponents it is not a polynomial?

  10. poopsiedoodle
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    OH YEAH, negatives are fractions.

  11. cheriblsm113
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    its a confusing problem.

  12. Directrix
    • one year ago
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    @cheriblsm113 -3(x^-4) * (y^1) is NOT a polynomial Polynomial terms have variables which are raised to whole-number 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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