Directions: Show all your work. Any answer with less than sufficient supporting work may be
awarded less than full credit.
Part A – Simplifying Polynomials - Poly…What?
After the discussion of polynomial operations in class, a classmate asked you about one of the
problems. S/he informed you of still not understanding some things about polynomial. Review your
classmates answer below. Explain whether or not the answer is correct. A good summary will
include keywords such as term, monomial, degrees, combine like terms, integers, exponents,
Classmate answer: (x2+ 3xy - 7) - (x2 - 2xy +4) = 2x2 +xy + 3