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How would you define a polynomial expression? (answer)

Polynomial comes from poly- (meaning "many") and -nomial (in this case meaning "term")...so it means "many terms".   A polynomial can have constants, variables, and exponents. They can be combined using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division...

How do we factor trinomials? (answer)

Example of Factoring a Trinomial Factor x2 + 5x + 4 1) identify a,b, and c in the trinomial ax2 + bx+c a= 1 b= 5 c= 4 2) write down all factor pairs of 4 (Note: since 5 is positive we only need to think about pairs that are either both positive or both...