Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - Chapter Review - Page 536: 8


$8t^2+3$, quadratic binomial

Work Step by Step

To put a polynomial into standard form, we apply the commutative property of addition to move around the terms so that their exponents are in descending order, and then combine like terms using addition. When we do this for $3+8t^2$, we get $8t^2+3$. To name a polynomial, we must look at the degree and the number of terms. Since this polynomial has $2$ terms with a highest exponent of $2$, we call it a quadratic binomial.
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