Introduction to Performing Operations on Polynomials

What you’ll learn to do: Perform algebraic operations on polynomials using the distributive property and rules for exponents.

In this section, we will learn how to perform mathematical operations on polynomials by applying what we have learned about using algebra to simplify expressions containing variables and exponents.  We will add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.  Dividing polynomials will be saved for the next section.

Specifically, in this section you’ll learn how to:

  • Add and subtract monomials
  • Add and subtract polynomials
  • Multiply monomials
  • Multiply polynomials by monomials
  • Multiply binomials
  • Multiply polynomials

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