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MATH 1111 - College Algebra: 1.4 Polynomials; Operations with Polynomials

1.4 Polynomials; Operations with Polynomials

At the end of this section students will be able to:

  • Identify polynomials
  • Find the degree of a polynomial
  • Add, subtract and multiply polynomials
  • Multiply polynomials using special product rules
  • Divide polynomials using long division

Required Reading

0.5 Polynomial Arithmetic

Stitz-Zeager Prerequisites - pages 60-67

Practice Exercises

Stitz-Zeager Prerequisites - pages 68-69

Answers to practice exercises can be found on page 69.

Supplemental Resources

Polynomials (tutorial): West Texas A&M University Virtual Math Lab (College Algebra Tutorial 6)


Multiplying Polynomials:



Dividing Polynomials: