# Polynomials

# 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