Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Prerequisites - P.3 - Polynomials and Special Products - Exercises - Page 31: 14



Work Step by Step

It is a polynomial since the coefficients of each term are real numbers and also the power of each variable in each term is a non-negative integer. Look at the definition of a polynomial given on page 28. A polynomial is said to be in standard form if each of the terms is written such that the degrees of each term are in descending order. $\frac{x^2}{2}+x -\frac{3}{2}$
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