Chapter P.5, Problem 1E

### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742

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Section

### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742
Textbook Problem
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# CONCEPTSWhich of the following expressions are polynomials? (a) 2 x 3 − 1 2 x + x (b) x 2 − 1 2 − 3 x (c) 1 x 2 + 4 x + 7 (d) x 5 + 7 x 2 − x + 100 (e) 8 x 6 − 5 x 3 + 7 x − 3 3 (f) 3 x 4 + 5 x 2 − 15 x

To determine

a)

Whether the given expression is a polynomial or not.

Explanation

Definition:

A polynomial in the variable x is an expression of the form

anxn+anâˆ’1xnâˆ’1+...+a1x+a0

Where a0,a1,...,an are real numbers, and n is a nonnegative integer. If anâ‰ 0, then the polynomial has degree n

To determine

b)

Whether the given expression is a polynomial or not.

To determine

c)

Whether the given expression is a polynomial or not.

To determine

d)

Whether the given expression is a polynomial or not.

To determine

e)

Whether the given expression is a polynomial or not.

To determine

f)

Whether the given expression is a polynomial or not.

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