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## POLYNOMIALS

An algebraic expression having a variable x and its non-negative integral powers with real numbers as coefficients is called a Polynomial in x.

### DEGREE OF A POLYNOMIAL

The exponent of the highest degree term in a polynomial is known as degree of polynomial.

e.g.

1. 4x³ - 9x² +7x +9 is a polynomial in variable x of degree 3.

2. 3x² + 9x -1 +7/x is not a polynomial . As it contains a term namely 7/x having negative integral powers of variable x.

3. 5x² - 7x⁷ⁱ² + x -1 is not a polynomial as the term - 7x⁷ⁱ² contains rational power of variable of x.

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### VARIOUS TYPES OF POLYNOMIALS

#### 1. BASED ON DEGREE OF POLYNOMIAL

(a) Zero Polynomial : A polynomial of degree zero is called zero polynomial i.e. F(x) = 8.

The degree of zero polynomial is not defined.

(b) Linear polynomial : A polynomial of degree 1 is called a linear polynomial .

e.g. 9x+7 , x-9 , etc

(c) Quadratic polynomial : A polynomial with degree 2, is called a quadratic polynomial. The general form of quadratic polynomial is ax²+bx+c, where a,b and c are real and a≄ 0 .

e.g. x²-7x+12

(d)Cubic polynomial: A polynomial of degree 3, is called a cubic polynomial. The general form of a cubic polynomial is ax³+bx²+cx+d, where a,b,c and d are real and a≄0.

e.g. 3x³+2x²+7x-1

(e) Biquadratic polynomial: Polynomial of degree 4 is called a biquadratic polynomial.

#### 2. BASED ON NUMBER OF TERMS

(a) Monomial : A polynomial containing only one term is called a monomial e.g. 6x².

(b) Binomial : A polynomial containing two terms is called a binomial e.g. 5x³+7x

(c) Trinomial : A polynomial containing three terms is called a trinomial e.g. 7x²+5x+6

### FACTORS AND MULTIPLES

If a number divides another number exactly then the number which divides , is called a factor of the number that has been divided is known as the multiple of the number which divides it .

e.g. x and 2x²+x+1 are factors of 2x³+x²+x and 2x³+x²+x is a multiple of x as well as multiple of 2x²+x+1.

### FACTORISATION

To express a polynomial as the product of other polynomials of degree less than that of the given polynomial is called as factorisation.

e.g x² - 49 = x² - 7² = (x - 7)(x + 7)

REQUIRED FORMULAE FOR FACTORISATION* (a² - b²) = (a + b)(a - b)

* (a + b)² = a² + b² + 2ab and (a - b)² = a² + b² -2ab

* (a + b)² - (a - b)² = 4ab and (a + b)² + (a - b)² = 2 (a² + b²)

* (a + b)³ = a³ + b³ + 3ab(a + b)

* (a - b)³ = a³ -b³ - 3ab(a - b)

* (a³ + b³) = (a - b)(a² + b² - ab)

* (a³ - b³) = (a - b)(a² + b² + ab)

*(a + b + c)² = (a² + b² + c² + 2(ab + bc + ac))

*(a³ + b³ + c³ - 3abc) = (a + b +c)(a² + b² + c² - ab - ac - bc)

* if a + b + c = 0 => a³+ b³+ c³ = 3abc

*a⁴+ a²b²+ b⁴ = (a² + ab + b²)(a² - ab + b²)

### METHODS OF FACTORISATION

1. Factorisation by taking out the common factor

If each term of an expression has a common factor, take out the common factors and then divide each term by this common factor.

factorise value of 16x² + 12xy

16x² + 12xy =4.4x² + 3.(4xy) = 4x(4x + 3y)

2. Factorisation by grouping

Sometimes in a given polynomial , it is not possible to take out a common factor directly. However on rearranging the terms of the polynomial and grouping such that all the terms have a common factor.

Factorise value of xy + yz + xa + za

xy + yz+ xa + za = y(x + z) + a (x + z)= (x + z )(y + a)

3. Factorisation by perfect square polynomials

Here the polynomial is given as the perfect square quadratic polynomial, which is the square of a binomial.

Formulae

(a + b)² = a² + 2 ab + b²

(a - b)² = a² - 2ab + b²

4. Factorising the difference of two squares

In case the polynomial is given in the form of a²- b² to evaluate it following formulae is applied.

a² - b² = (a - b)(a + b)

5. Factorisation of quadratic polynomials

quadratic polynomial of the type ax² + bx + c and pq =c , then

ax² + bx + c = ax² + (p + q)x + pq = ax² + px + qx + pq

6. Factorisation of sum and difference of cubes

In case , the polynomial is given in the form of a³ + b³ or a³ - b³ to evaluate it following formula is applied.

a³ + b³ = (a + b)(a² - ab + b²)

a³ - b³ = (a - b)(a² + ab + b²)

7. Factorisation of a³ + b³ + c³ - 3abc

Here it is easy to use

a³+ b³ + c³ -3abc = (a + b + c )(a² + b² + c² - ab - bc - ac)

If a + b + c =0 then a³ + b³ + c³ = 3abc

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### DIVISION ALGORITHM

If p(x) and g(x) any two polynomials with g(x)≄ 0, then we can find polynomials q(x) and r (x) such that

p(x) = g(x) + q(x) + r (x)

i.e. dividend = (divisor * quotient )+ remainder

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