Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Section 5.3 - Introduction to Polynomials - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 2

Answer

"A monomial is a polynomial with exactly one term." The answer is "monomial".

Work Step by Step

It is helpful to remember that the prefix of each Polynomial type signifies a certain number: In the Polynomial type monomial, its prefix is mono-, meaning 1. So, monomials only have 1 term in an equation. The prefix bi- for binomial means 2. So, binomials have 2 terms in an equation. The prefix tri- for trinomials means 3. So, trinomials have 3 terms in an equation Based on the supplied information as an equation containing "exactly one term," we know such an equation is monomial.
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