# CBSE Class 10 Answered

**what is a polynomial**

Asked by shwetarai12345678910 | 12 Oct, 2020, 06:24: AM

Expert Answer

A polynomial is defined as an expression which is composed of variables, constants and exponents,

that are combined using the mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

[For division operation by variablea and exponents are divided by constants , no division by variables .

For example x

^{2}/2 is OK but if (2/x) is part of expression , then the expression is not polynomial^{ }]example :- x, x

^{2}, x^{3}are monomialsexample :- x + 5 , x

^{2}+ 3x + 1 , x^{3}+ 4x^{2}+ 7 , (x/2) + 5 are polynomialsin above expressions given as examples, x is variable . Numbers like 5, 1, 4, 7 and 2 are constants .

x

^{2}, x^{3}are exponents
Answered by Thiyagarajan K | 15 Oct, 2020, 11:06: AM

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