Binomial

Pronunciation: /baɪˈnoʊ mi əl/ Explain

A binomial is a polynomial with two terms, such as 2x + 3y.[1]

The special binomial a2-b2 can be factored as (a-b)(a+b). a and b can be any monomial term.

The binomial theorem can be used to find any particular term of a binomial with an integer exponent: (a+b)n, n ∈ ℕ.

References

  1. Underwood, Ralph S.; Thomas, Nelson; and Selby, Samuel. Intermediate Algebra. pg 9. www.archive.org. The Macmillan Company. 1947. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/intermediatealge033585mbp#page/n20/mode/1up/search/binomial. Buy the book
  2. Keigwin, H. W.. Principles of Elementary Algebra. pg 4. www.archive.org. Ginn & Company. 1886. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/principlesofelem00dupurich#page/4/mode/1up/search/binomial. Buy the book
  3. Bettinger, Alvin K. and Englund, John A.. Algebra and Trigonometry. pg 17. www.archive.org. International Textbook Company. January 1963. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/algebraandtrigon033520mbp#page/n18/mode/1up. Buy the book

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  • McAdams, David E.. Polynomial. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 6/22/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/polynomial.html.

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