Re: the definition of algebra Posted: May 9, 2009 11:44 AM Plain Text Reply
i have a question.. about algebra- it says in one textbook that polynomials are equations raised to integral natural powers. what about this is this a polynomial?-- 4X^1/2-3y^1/2=0 --- the power is not an integer because its a fraction and is not a natural because its not a counting number ex. 1,2,3... I know this type of equations because i see them in textbooks. if this is a not a polynomial.. then what is it. .. is it an algebraic expression but not a polynomial?