Arithmetic Course/Polynomial

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Polynomial[edit]

A polynomial is a variable that has the general form

Here, the literals represent any constant numbers.

Monomial[edit]

Polynomials with highest degree as 1 are called Monomials. Monomial has the general form

Consider as a monomial function of x.

x | y
-2 | -4
-1 | -1
0 | 0
1 | 1
2 | 2


General equation of a straight line with slope m = a through y intercept (0,b)

Equation of a straight line with slope m = 1 and passing through (0,0).

x | -2 -1 0 1 2
y | -2 -1 0 1 2

Binomial[edit]

Polynomial of one variable has the general form

x | -2 -1 0 1 2
y | 4 2 0 2 4
Parabola goes through point (0,0)
Parabola goes through y - intercept point (0,)
Parabola goes through y - intercept point (0,)