Now I am studying Polynomials.

Here is an example:

6x

^{2}- 7x + 1

Here is another example:

10x

^{5}+ 4x

^{4}- 13x

^{3}+ .5

^{2}- 102

Each part of a Polynomial is called a Monomial. My dad calls them "terms".

The number in front of each term is called a coefficient.

The little numbers above the x's are called exponents.

When x-terms have the same exponent they can be easily combined by adding their coefficients.

For example:

3x

^{4}- 17x

^{4}= -14x

^{4}

(-1/3)x

^{5}+ (1/2)x

^{5}= (1/6)x

^{5}

Two terms or two monomials, make a "binomial". (Bi - means two).

You can also multiply, divide, and factor Polynomials