# Glossary

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### Glossary

Algebraic expression | A collection of variables and real numbers organized in some manner through the use of additions, subtractions, multiplication, divisions or radicals. |

Monomial | An algebraic expression which does not involve addition or subtraction. (An algebraic expression which has one term only) |

Term | A monomial together with the sign which precedes it. A term involves products and quotients of variables only. |

Polynomial in \( x \) | An expression of the form \( a_0+a_1x + \dots + a_nx^n \) where \( x \) is a variable and \( a_0, a_1, \dots, a_n \) are all real numbers so-called constants. \( n \) is a non-negative integer. |

Rational expression | A quotient of polynomial expressions |

Degree of a polynomial | The highest exponent of the variable(s) which occur |

Cubic Polynomial | A polynomial of degree \( 3 \). |

Quadratic polynomial | A polynomial of degree \( 2 \). |

Linear polynomial | A polynomial of degree \( 1 \) |