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Vocabulary: What are the parts that make up a polynomial?
A polynomial is made up of the sum of one or more terms. Each term consists of a coefficient, which is a known positive or negative number or constant, multiplied by a number of variables, each raised to a non-negative integral power.
-2x^sup2;yz is a term (and a polynomial)
42y1/2 is not a term of a polynomial, because the power (1/2) is not an integer.
-2x²yz is a term (and a polynomial)