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Re: algebra regents 2011
Posted: Jun 20, 2011 8:53 AM
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The first three definitions below are from the NYS high school glossary. "Term" was defined in the pk-8 glossary.

trinomial (A) A polynomial with exactly three terms.

Examples: a + 2b + c, x^2 - 3x + 5, 4c^2d+5cd^2+8
polynomial (A) A monomial or sum of monomials.

Example: The sum 4x2 + (-2x) + (-8) can be written as 4x2 ? 2x ? 8

monomial (A) A polynomial with one term; it is a number, a variable, or the product of a number (the coefficient) and one or more variables.

Examples: 6, -3/4, x^2, 1/8 x^5, -5.9y, m^2n^2p^4

term The addends of an algebraic expression


>>> "Roberta M. Eisenberg" <bobbi610@me.com> 6/19/2011 12:13 AM >>>

On Jun 18, 2011, at 8:48 AM, Bob wrote:

> By definition of trinomial (three terms separated by + or - signs)

I realize that your emphasis was elsewhere and that you probably made this def. in haste; however, a trinomial is composed of three monomials (no variable in the denominator) and not three terms (can have variable(s) in the denominator).

Bobbi Eisenberg
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<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">term<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The addends of an algebraic expression<SUP><o:p></o:p></SUP></SPAN></P><BR><BR>&gt;&gt;&gt; "Roberta M. Eisenberg" &lt;bobbi610@me.com&gt; 6/19/2011 12:13 AM &gt;&gt;&gt;<BR><BR>On Jun 18, 2011, at 8:48 AM, Bob wrote:<BR><BR>&gt; By definition of trinomial (three terms separated by + or - signs)<BR><BR>I realize that your emphasis was elsewhere and that you probably made this def. in haste;&nbsp; however, a trinomial is composed of three monomials (no variable in the denominator) and not three terms (can have variable(s) in the denominator).<BR><BR>Bobbi Eisenberg<BR>*******************************************************************<BR>* To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message<BR>* "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org<BR>*<BR>* Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at<BR>* <A href="http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671">http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671</A><BR>*******************************************************************<BR></DIV></BODY></HTML>



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