CHAPTER 8: POLYNOMIALS AND FACTORING
8-1: Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
A. Describing polynomials
A ____________________ is an expression that is a number, a variable, or a product of a
number and one or more variables.
The _____________ of a monomial is the sum of the exponents of its variables. For a
nonzero constant, the degree is ___. Zero has ____ degree.
Find the degree of each monomial.
A ____________________ is a monomial or a sum and/or difference of monomials.
Standard form of a polynomial means that the degrees of its monomial terms
______________ from left to right.
The ____________ of a polynomial in one variable is the same as the degree of the
monomial with the greatest exponent.