# Algebra II Terms

Get down with the lingo

### Binomial Theorem

A way to expand binomials raised to a power without actually multiplying them out.

### End Behavior

The way a graph of a polynomial looks at its ends. Also describes how a polynomial shakes its booty on the dance floor.

### Pascal's Triangle

A shortcut to find the coefficients of a binomial expansion.

### Perfect Square Trinomial

A polynomial of the form *a*^{2} + 2*ab* + *b*^{2}.

### Polynomial

An algebraic expression with one or more terms linked by addition, subtraction, or multiplication.

### Remainder Theorem

When dividing a polynomial *P*(*x*) by *x* – *a*, the remainder is equal to *P*(*a*).

### Root

A solution to an equation; aka a zero; where the graph crosses the *x*-axis

### Synthetic Division

A shortcut to dividing a polynomial by a binomial of the form of *x *– *a.*

### Zero

A solution to an equation; aka a root; where the graph crosses the *x*-axis