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, ).

Convert to an improper fraction.

A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

Add and .

Write as a fraction with a common denominator.

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Add and .

Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.

Cancel the common factor of .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply by .

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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