Pre-Algebra Examples

A polynomial is a combination of terms separated using or signs. Polynomials cannot contain any of the following:
1. Variables raised to a negative or fractional exponent. (,,).
2. Variables in the denominator. (,,).
3. Variables under a radical. (,,).
4. Special features. (trig functions, absolute values, logarithms, ).
Simplify the expression.
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Multiply by to get .
Expand using the FOIL Method.
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Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Remove parentheses.
Simplify and combine like terms.
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Simplify each term.
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Simplify .
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Raise to the power of .
Raise to the power of .
Use the power rule to combine exponents.
Add and to get .
Rewrite as .
Multiply by to get .
Multiply by to get .
Multiply by to get .
Add and to get .
Subtract from to get .
Subtract from to get .
Determine if the expression breaks any of the rules.
Does not break any of the rules
Determine if the expression is a polynomial.
Polynomial
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