A polynomial is a combination of terms separated using or signs. Polynomials cannot contain any of the following:

1. Variables raised to a negative or fractional exponent. (,,).

2. Variables in the denominator. (,,).

3. Variables under a radical. (,,).

4. Special features. (trig functions, absolute values, logarithms, ).

Simplify each term.

Rewrite the division as a fraction.

Simplify the numerator.

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.

Divide by .

Subtract from .

Determine if the expression breaks any of the rules.

Does not break any of the rules

Determine if the expression is a polynomial.

Polynomial

Determine if a Polynomial 5.2+( square root of 36)÷(-0.3)