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Video Tutorial--Polynomial Concepts--Video 2--Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

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# Video Tutorial--Polynomial Concepts--Video 2--Adding and Subtracting Polynomials

## What Are Polynomials?

### Polynomials Are Made Up of Monomials

A monomial is a single expression that is usually the product of a number and one or more variables raised to a positive exponent power. Read the following definition.

A monomial is an example of a polynomial.

### Binomials Are Made Up of Two Monomials

If you combine two monomials, you have a binomial, so long as the two monomials cannot be further added or subtracted. Read the following definition.

Notice how each binomial is made up of two monomials. Here’s an example of two monomials that, when combined, result in a monomial, not a binomial.

### Trinomials Are Made Up of Three Monomials

If you combine three monomials, you have a trinomial, so long as the monomials cannot be further added or subtracted. Read the following definition.

Notice how each binomial is made up of three monomials.

### The Degree of a Polynomial

The term with the highest exponent determines the degree of the polynomial.

This is a polynomial of degree 1:

This is a polynomial of degree 2:

This is a polynomial of degree 3:

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.APR.A.1 |
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Duration | 4 minutes |

Grade Range | 9 - 12 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Algebra • Polynomials • Polynomial Expressions |

Copyright Year | 2021 |

Keywords | polynomials, addition, subtraction, Closure Property |