Contributions to http://matewikipjm.wikispaces.com/ are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 License.

Portions not contributed by visitors are Copyright 2018 Tangient LLC

TES: The largest network of teachers in the world

Portions not contributed by visitors are Copyright 2018 Tangient LLC

TES: The largest network of teachers in the world

Loading...

## algebraic expression

Is a combination of symbols used in algebra, containing one or more numbers, variables, and arithmetic operations

Examples of Algebraic ExpressionMonomialA

monomialis analgebraic expressionin which the only operations that appear between the variables are the product and the power of the natural exponent.Parts of a Monomial

TheCoefficientcoefficientofa monomialis the number that multiplies the variable(s).## Literal Part

Theliteral partis constituted by the letters and its exponents.## Degree

Thedegreeof amonomialis the sum of all exponents of the letters or variables.Similar monomialsTwo monomials are similar when they have the same literal part.

2x2 y3 z is similar to 5x2 y3 z

Addition of Monomials

Similar monomialscan be added.The sum of the monomials is another monomial that has the same literal part and whose coefficient is the sum of the coefficients.

axn + bxn = (a + b)xn2x2 y3 z + 3x2 y3 z = 5x2 y3 z

If the monomials are not similar, a polynomial is obtained.

2x2 y3 + 3x2 y3 z

## Multiplication of Monomials

The multiplication of monomials is another monomial that takes as its coefficient the product of the coefficients and whose literal part is obtained by multiplying the powers that have the same base.axn · bxm = (a · b)(xn · x m)=(a · b)xn + m(5x2 y3 z) · (2 y2 z2) = 10 x2 y5 z3

## Division of Monomials

Dividing monomials can only be performed if they have the same literal part and the degree of the dividend has to be greater than or equal to the corresponding divisor.The division of monomials is another monomial whose coefficient is the quotient of the coefficients and its literal part is obtained by dividing the powers that have the same base.

axn : bxm = (a : b) (xn : x m) =

(a : b)xn − m## Power of a Monomial

To determine the power of a monomial, every element in the monomial is raised to the exponent of the power.(axn)m = am · xn · m(2x3)3 = 23

·(x3)3 = 8x9(−3x2)3 = (−3)3

·(x2)3 = −27x6Adding polynomialTo add two polynomials, add the coefficients of the terms of the same degree.

P(x) = 7x4 + 4x2 + 7x + 2 Q(x) = 6x3 + 8x +3

P(x) + Q(x) = 7x4 + 6x3 + 4x2 + 15x + 5

Multiplication of polynomialsMultiply each monomial from the first polynomial by each of the monomials in the second polynomial.

The polynomials can also be multiplied as follows:

## Square of a Binomial

The square of a binomial isalwaysa trinomial. It will be helpful to memorize these patterns for writing squares of binomials as trinomials.(

a + b)2 =a2 + 2ab + b2(

a – b)2 =a2 – 2ab + b2Exercises

http://www.vitutor.com/alg/polynomials/monomial_worksheets.html