
10: Polynomials

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Expressions known as polynomials are used widely in algebra. Applications of these expressions are essential to many careers, including economists, engineers, and scientists. In this chapter, we will find out what polynomials are and how to manipulate them through basic mathematical operations.

Figure 10.1 - The paths of rockets are calculated using polynomials. (credit: NASA, Public Domain)