
Re: algebra regents 2011
Posted:
Jun 20, 2011 9:59 AM



Unfortunately that is not correct. Too bad it's in an official document. x/t, 4/abc, etc. are terms but not monomials.
An algebraic expression is a term or a sum of terms. A monomial is a term with no variable in the denominator. A polynomial is a monomial or a sum of monomials.
Bobbi E
On Jun 20, 2011, at 8:53 AM, ELAINE ZSELLER wrote:
> The first three definitions below are from the NYS high school glossary. "Term" was defined in the pk8 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 > ******************************************************************* > * To unsubscribe from this mailing list, email the message > * "unsubscribe nyshsmath" to majordomo@mathforum.org > * > * Read prior posts and download attachments from the web archives at > * http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=671 > *******************************************************************

