Q. 14.0( 46 Votes )

State whether the given algebraic expressions are polynomials? Justify.

i. y + 1/y

ii. 2-5√x

iii. x2 + 7x + 9

iv. 2m-2 + 7m – 5

v. 10

Answer :

(i) y + 1/y is not a polynomial because in this given equation the second term becomes 1 × y-1 where -1 is not a whole number. So the given algebraic expression is not a polynomial.


(ii) 2-5√x is not a polynomial because again the power of x is 1/2 which is not a whole number.


(iii) The given algebraic expression is a polynomial in one variable because all the powers of x are whole numbers.


(iv) This expression is not polynomial because the power of the first term is -2 which is not a whole number.


(v) The number 10 is a polynomial because 10 can be represented as follows: 10 × x0 which is equal to 10. So it is a polynomial.


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