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, ).

Remove parentheses.

Simplify each term.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify.

Multiply by .

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Simplify by adding terms.

Add and .

Subtract from .

Add and .

Subtract from .

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 (n-3)-(9n^2-n+5)+(6n^2-2)