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Exercise Set 2.2:
Polynomial Functions
Math 1330, Precalculus
The University of Houston
Chapter 2:
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Answer the following.
(a) State whether or not each of the following
expressions is a polynomial. (Yes or No.)
(b) If the answer to part (a) is yes, then state the
degree of the polynomial.
(c) If the answer to part (a) is yes, then classify
the polynomial as a monomial, binomial,
trinomial, or none of these. (Polynomials of
four or more terms are not generally given
specific names.)
1.
3
43
x
+
2.
53
8
63
xx
x
++
3.
35
x
−
4.
32
247
4
xxx
+−
−
5.
2
567
45
−+
6.
8
7.
2
75
23
9
8.
3
2
x
−
9.
14
1
37
2
−−
10.
1
11
3
42
924
x
−
11.
2
31
12.
6
3
2
x
−
13.
68
x
x
x
+
14.
249
6
3
x
+
−
15.
34
22
ab
−
16.
52
4
9
x
yx
y
17.
2
3
4
xy
xy
+
18.
29
342
21
54
3
xyz
x
y
19.
374
3
2
3
2
57
4
xyz
y
x y z
−
20.
73
5
62
4
aa
b
ba
b
Answer True or False.
21.
(a)
3
72
x
x
−
is a trinomial.
(b)
3
x
x
−
is a third degree polynomial.
(c)
3
x
x
−
is a binomial.
(d)
3
x
x
−
is a first degree polynomial
22.
(a)
47
x
is a second degree
polynomial.
(b)
x
is a binomial.
(c)
x
is a third degree polynomial.
(d)
x
is a trinomial.
23.
(a)
74
3
x
y
is a tenth degree
polynomial.
(b)
3
x
y
is a binomial.
(c)
3
x
y
is an eighth degree
polynomial.
(d)
3
x
y
is a trinomial.
24.
(a)
3
−
is a fifth degree polynomial.
(b)
3
−
is a trinomial.
(c)
3
−
is a ninth degree polynomial.
(d)
3
−
is a monomial.
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