Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.3 Polynomials - 4.3 Exercise Set - Page 251: 14


$\color{red}{\text{This expression is NOT a polynomial}}$.

Work Step by Step

Remember that a term is considered as a monomial ONLY IF it is a PRODUCT of constants and/or variables. In this item, the terms are $\dfrac{3}{x^4}$, $-\dfrac{1}{x}$, and $13$; however, the first two terms present are QUOTIENTS of constants and/or variables. Therefore, $\color{red}{\text{this expression is NOT a polynomial}}$.
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