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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. (2x-2,x12,…).

2. Variables in the denominator. (1x,1×2,…).

3. Variables under a radical. (x,x3,…).

4. Special features. (trig functions, absolute values, logarithms, …).

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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