# Polynomials

# Polynomials: Polynomial, Wherefore Art Thou, Polynomial? Quiz

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*? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!***Polynomials**Q. Which expression is equivalent to 2

^{-4}?-16

16

1

^{-16}Q. What is the cube of ?

2

^{5}2

^{10}Trick question; you can't cube something that disgusting-looking.

Q. Evaluate 2

^{x}+*x*^{2}for*x*= -2.0

8

Okay, I'm done evaluating it. I give it three and a half stars.

Q. The expression 3

*x*^{2}+ 3*x*^{4}+ 4^{(-1)}+*xy*isnot a polynomial because 4 is raised to the exponent -1

not a polynomial because it contains two variables

not a polynomial because the terms are not written in descending order by exponent

a polynomial

not a polynomial because it didn't know the secret password

Q. The expression 4

*xy*+ 2*x*^{2y}+ 3*xy*^{-4}isnot a polynomial because y is raised to the exponent -4

not a polynomial because it contains two variables

not a polynomial because it has no constant term

a polynomial

not a polynomial because it doesn't frequent any of the usual polynomial hangouts

Q. The polynomial 3

*x*^{3}+ 4*x*+ 7 isa monomial

a binomial

a trinomial

quadratic

acrobatic

Q. What is the degree of the polynomial 4

*x*^{24}+ 6*x*^{2}+ 7*x*+ 2?3

4

24

27

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Q. What is the degree of the multivariable polynomial 3

*x*^{2}*y*^{6}+ 4*xy*^{8}+ 2*x*^{4}*y*^{5}?2

3

8

9

2,389 (we couldn't choose between the answer choices, so we're taking them all)

Q. What is the degree of the polynomial 0?

0

1

0 is not a polynomial

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Never mind the degrees...what about the wind chill?

Q. What is a "quadratic polynomial?"

A polynomial with 4 terms

A polynomial with degree 4

A polynomial with degree 2

A polynomial with 2 terms

A polynomial with powerful upper thighs