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Re: algebra regents 2011
Posted: Jun 20, 2011 11:17 AM
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So how do we know who's definition is correct?
---- "Roberta M. Eisenberg" <bobbi@alumni.nd.edu> wrote:
> 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 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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