# Polynomials Part 1

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Introduction to what polynomials are, some definitions, adding and subtracting polynomials, and combining like terms.

• What are like terms?
• What is a polynomial?
• What are some examples of polynomials?
• What makes a term not a monomial?
• What is the degree of a monomial and how do you compute it?
• How do you find the degree of a polynomial?
• What is the degree of 5x^3 + 2xy^4 + 6xy?
• What is the degree of 25x^3z - x*sqrt(78)?
• How do you add and subtract polynomials?
• How do you subtract (5m^2 - 2mp - 6p^2) - (-3m^2 + 5mp + p^2)?
• How do you add (5t - 7) + (2t^2 + 3t + 12)?
• How do you know when you can combine terms in polynomials?
• Are mp and pm like terms even though the variables are not in the same order?
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This lesson is an introduction to what polynomials are and are not. Many examples are shown. You will then learn how to find the degree of a polynomial, and how to add and subtract polynomials.