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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 a2 + 2ab + b2.

Polynomial

An expression containing constants and variables in which the exponents on all variables must be positive whole numbers and all the coefficients must be real. They're like Algebra's premier pop group—they're pretty popular, is what we're saying.

Remainder Theorem


Root

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

Synthetic Division


Zero

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

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