6m⋅12

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, …).

Cancel the common factor of 6 and 2.

Factor 2 out of 6m⋅1.

2(3m⋅1)2

Cancel the common factors.

Factor 2 out of 2.

2(3m⋅1)2(1)

Cancel the common factor.

2(3m⋅1)2⋅1

Rewrite the expression.

3m⋅11

Divide 3m⋅1 by 1.

3m⋅1

3m⋅1

3m⋅1

Multiply 3 by 1.

3m

3m

Determine if the expression breaks any of the rules.

Does not break any of the rules

Determine if the expression is a polynomial.

Polynomial

Determine if a Polynomial (6m*1)/2