# Polynomial

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Algebra

A polynomial is the sum of two or more terms.  A term can have constants, exponents and variables, such as $$\;13a^2$$.  Put them together and you get a polynomial.

• Equation - $$\;a^2b_c - 13a^2 + 9 - 7bx^3$$.

Polynomials can not have an unlimited number of terms.

No terms like $$\frac {x^2 - 5} {3}$$ or $$17^{-2}$$.