# How do you determine if #2x^-3-4x+1# is a polynomial and if so, is it a monomial, binomial, or trinomial?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 1, 2017

Polynomial.

Trinomial.

#### Explanation:

A quick Google search will tell you that "polynomial" simply means "an expression of more than two algebraic terms...".

So it is a "trinomial".