In this page 'Problems on algebra-I' we are going to see problems on coefficient of the terms, and degree of the polynomial.

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1. State which of the following expressions are polynomials in one variable or not. Give reasons for your answer.

(i) 2x⁵ - x³ +x-6

(ii) 3x²- 2x+1

(iii) y³ +2√3

(iv) x - 1/x

(v) ∛t+2t

(vi) x³ + y³ +z⁶

2. Write the coefficient of x² and x in each of the following:

(i) 2+3x-4x²+x³

(ii) √3x + 1

(iii) x³ + √2x² + 4x-1

(iv) 1/3 x² +x+6

** Degree of the polynomials**

" Degree of the polynomial is the highest degree term with non zero coefficients in a polynomial. "

The following problems based on degree of the polynomials.

3. Write the degree of each of the following polynomials.

(i) 4- 3x²

(ii) 5y+√2

(iii) 12-x+4x³

(iv) 5

** Types of polynomials**

* Based on the degree:*

- Constant polynomial: A polynomial of degree zero is called a constant polynomial.
- Linear polynomial: A polynomial of degree one is called a linear polynomial.
- Quadratic polynomial: A polynomial of degree two is called a quadratic polynomial.
- Cubic polynomial: A polynomial of degree three is called a cubic polynomial.

* Based on the terms:*** **

- Monomial : Polynomials which have only one term are known as monomials.
- Binomial: Polynomials which have only two terms are called binomials.
- Trinomial: Polynomials which have three terms are called trinomials.

The following problems based on the types of polynomials.

4. Classify the following polynomials based on their degree.

(i) 3x² + 2x +1

(ii) 4x³ -1

(iii) y+3

(iv) y² - 4

(v) 4x³

'(vi) 2x

5. Give one example of a binomial of degree 27 and monomial of degree 49 and trinomial of degree 36.

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