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, …).
Simplify the expression.
Rewrite the division as a fraction.
Cancel the common factor of s2 and s4.
Multiply by 1.
Cancel the common factors.
Factor s2 out of s4.
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Determine if the expression breaks any of the rules.
Breaks rule 2
Determine if the expression is a polynomial.
Not a polynomial
Determine if a Polynomial (s^2)÷(s^4)